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Lisalverto Bonilla | Starting Pitcher | #58

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 02:59:00 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.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 03:52:00 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.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 07:34:00 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.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 07:27:00 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