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Lisalverto Bonilla | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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. Apr 15 - 2:05 PM

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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.
Apr 13 - 5:26 PM

Rangers transferred RHP Lisalverto Bonilla to the 60-day disabled list.

This was done as a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Stolmy Pimentel who was claimed off waivers from the Pirates. Pimentel is dealing with an elbow issue and has no definitive timetable for his return.
Apr 11 - 2:59 PM

Rangers placed RHP on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Bonilla's right elbow apparently was bothering him when he was shelled for seven runs in just one-third of an inning in Monday's start. He's been given a cortisone shot and will rest for now to see if that does the trick.
Apr 3 - 3:52 PM

Lisalverto Bonilla was taken for seven runs in just one-third of an inning in Monday's start against the Royals.

Bonilla served up five hits and a walk before being removed with one out in the first inning. The young right-hander is competing for a role as a long man now that Nick Martinez has won the No. 5 spot in the Rangers' rotation. It's safe to say Monday's outing hurts Bonilla's chances. He has allowed 21 runs (20 earned) in 13 1/3 innings this spring.
Mar 30 - 7:34 PM

Lisalverto Bonilla allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings in Monday's start against the Angels.

All four runs scored in a tough fourth inning for Bonilla. The 24-year-old right-hander is attempting to win a spot at the back of the Rangers' injury-depleted rotation, but he has put up back-to-back rough outings. Bonilla has allowed seven earned runs in nine spring innings.
Mar 16 - 7:27 PM

Lisalverto Bonilla shut out the Astros for six innings to pick up a victory Wednesday.

Bonilla allowed four hits, walked two and struck out seven in the gem. He ended up going 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA in his three September starts, which can only help his chances of winning a rotation spot next spring. We see the 24-year-old as a long-term reliever, but perhaps he'll continue to surprise.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 11:28:00 PM

Lisalverto Bonilla picked up a win after allowing two runs in five innings Friday against the Angels.

Spotted seven runs in the first two innings, Bonilla had an easy path to his second big-league victory, though he did walk four along the way. His long-term role is probably in the bullpen, but he'll get one more start next week against the Astros or A's.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 01:29:00 AM

Lisalverto Bonilla will start for the Rangers against the Angels on Friday.

Bonilla made his first major league start over the weekend, picking up the win against the Braves. With Scott Baker still dealing with a triceps issue, Bonilla will get another turn, this time against the AL West-champion Angels. The 24-year-old isn't much of a streaming option at this point.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 07:56:00 PM

Making his first major league start, Lisalverto Bonilla yielded two runs over six innings in a 3-2 win over the Braves on Saturday.

The win was his first in the big leagues. Bonilla was a little shaky, allowing four hits and four walks while throwing 43 out of 78 pitches for strikes, but he managed to avoid any major damage outside of the third inning. He struck out four. The 24-year-old made the start in place of Scott Baker (triceps) and could get another look after today.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Lisalverto Bonilla will start for the Rangers on Saturday against the Braves.

Scott Baker was scratched from his scheduled start, so the 24-year-old right-hander will make his first career start. He posted a 4.10 ERA and 92/25 K/BB ratio over 74 2/4 innings at Triple-A Round Rock this season, but should be avoided for mixed league purposes.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:45:00 AM

Rangers recalled RHP Lisalverto Bonilla from Triple-A Round Rock.

Bonilla, who was acquired from the Phillies in the Michael Young deal, posted a 4.10 ERA and 92/25 K/BB ratio across 33 relief appearances and six starts in Triple-A this year. He's poised to be the 14th Rangers' player to make his major league debut this season.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Lisalverto Bonilla from Double-A Frisco.

Bonilla is now protected from being selected in December's Rule 5 Draft. Acquired from the Phillies in the Michael Young deal, the 23-year-old had a rough time in Triple-A this past season, but he put up a 0.30 ERA and 50/9 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings after being demoted to Double-A. The hard-thrower remains an intriguing relief prospect.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 02:33:00 PM

Rangers reassigned RHPs Lisalverto Bonilla and Ben Rowen and INF Yangervis Solarte to minor league camp.

All expected moves. Bonilla posted a 1.64 ERA at Double-A Reading in 2012 and could make his major league debut at some point this season.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 11:21:00 AM

The Rangers have added right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla to major league camp.

Bonilla was acquired from the Phillies in December as part of the Michael Young trade. The 22-year-old split last season between High-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading, posting a 1.55 ERA and 64 strikeouts over 46 1/3 innings. He's a long shot to win a bullpen spot, but the Rangers obviously have high hopes for him.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 12:39:00 PM

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