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Lisalverto Bonilla | Starting Pitcher | #51

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / PHI
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Lisalverto Bonilla gave up three runs in five innings during his start versus the Indians on Wednesday.
He was in line to take a loss until the Reds came back and won in the ninth inning. He gave up six hits and three walks while striking out two. Two of the runs he allowed came on a Carlos Santana bomb in the third inning. Bonilla has a 6.17 ERA in 23 1/3 innings. The Reds' rotation is wide open due to injuries and poor performances but Bonilla will need to make some improvements if he wants to stick around. May 25 - 1:19 AM

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Lisalverto Bonilla was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Rockies, allowing six runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings of work.

The right-hander walked three and struck out three on the night. The Rockies scratched out a pair of runs in the first inning then Bonilla was able to keep them off the board until an uprising in sixth. There, a three-run homer by Alexi Amarista provided the bulk of the damage. He'll carry a 6.38 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Indians in Cleveland. He should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
May 19 - 10:53 PM

Lisalverto Bonilla allowed three runs in a complete game loss to the Giants on Saturday.

He gave up six hits and two walks while striking out five in the eight-inning complete game. He gave up solo home runs to Brandon Belt in the first inning and Justin Ruggiano in the second. The third run came on an infield single in the seventh frame. It was his first start of the season. The complete game came at a great time considering the Reds used up their bullpen in a 17-inning game on Friday night.
May 13 - 7:12 PM

Reds recalled RHP Lisalverto Bonilla from Triple-A Louisville.

Bonilla will make a spot start for the Reds on Saturday in San Francisco. The 26-year-old right-hander has allowed four earned runs in five innings this season at the major league level.
May 11 - 3:39 PM

Reds optioned RHP Lisalverto Bonilla to Triple-A Louisville.

Bonilla allowed four runs over five relief innings Saturday, so the Reds needed a fresh bullpen arm. His spot will be taken by Ariel Hernandez.
Apr 23 - 10:25 AM

Reds recalled RHP Lisalverto Bonilla from Triple-A Louisville.

Bonilla, who was claimed off waivers from the Pirates in February, had a 5.56 ERA and 12/5 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings to begin the year in Triple-A. He's set to pitch in middle relief. This will be the 26-year-old's first stint in the majors since 2014 with the Rangers.
Apr 18 - 2:15 PM

Reds claimed RHP Lisalverto Bonilla off waivers from the Pirates.

Bonilla was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh last week to clear a roster spot for Pat Light. He could be a consideration for the Cincinnati rotation after posting a 3.97 ERA and 118/40 K/BB ratio in 111 innings (13 starts, 18 relief appearances) last season between the Double-A and Triple-A affiliates of the Dodgers. A long-relief role is probably more likely.
Feb 13 - 1:36 PM

Pirates designated RHP Lisalverto Bonilla for assignment.

The move clears a roster spot for right-hander Pat Light, who was claimed off waivers from the Twins on Thursday. Bonilla, 26, posted a 3.97 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 118/40 K/BB ratio in 111 innings last season between the Double-A and Triple-A affiliates of the Dodgers. Pittsburgh had signed him to a one-year, $575,000 free agent contract in November.
Feb 9 - 3:48 PM

Pirates signed RHP Lisalverto Bonilla to a one-year, $575,000 contract.

Bonilla registered a 3.97 ERA and 118/40 K/BB ratio in 111 innings (13 starts, 18 relief appearances) this past season between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City -- affiliates of the Dodgers. The 26-year-old is a three-time minor league All-Star with a career 10.1 K/9 in the minors and he represents another enticing project for Bucs pitching coach Ray Searage. Bonilla missed the 2015 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery after making his MLB debut with the Rangers in 2014.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Dodgers re-signed RHP Lisalverto Bonilla to a minor league contract.

Bonilla was non-tendered by the Dodgers last week, but it didn't take them long to hammer out a new agreement. The 25-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery this past May and likely won't be game ready until around midseason next year.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 02:20:00 PM

Dodgers non-tendered RHP Lisalverto Bonilla.

Bonilla underwent Tommy John surgery in May and probably won't be recovered until the second half of 2016. He is only 25 years old and pitched well at the lower levels of the minor leagues, so there should be some interest coming his way at some point this offseason.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:12:00 AM

Dodgers activated RHP Lisalverto Bonilla from the 60-day disabled list.

The 25-year-old hurler had his season cut short when he underwent Tommy John surgery in May. He won't be ready to rejoin the Dodgers bullpen until midway through the 2016 campaign.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:13:00 PM

Dodgers claimed RHP Lisalverto Bonilla off waivers from the Rangers.

Bonilla underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow back in mid-April. The 25-year-old right-hander last pitched in the majors in 2014, when he held a 3.05 ERA and 17/12 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings. He's not likely to be recovered from the surgery until the middle of the 2016 season.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Lisalverto Bonilla underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Wednesday.

He'll be sidelined likely until around midseason next year. Bonilla will turn 25 in June.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 02:05:00 PM

Lisalverto Bonilla will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow Friday.

Bonilla began the season on the disabled list and ended up getting the worst possible news as it turns out. The 24-year-old figures to be out until around midseason next year.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 05:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Amir Garrett
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Jake Buchanan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Robert Stephenson
9Nefi Ogando
10Asher Wojciechowski