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EMILIO BONIFACIO RUMORS

Braves try to call up ineligible player, end up a man short

At 5-18, the Atlanta Braves need all the help they can get. The club hasn’t done much right so far in 2016m and that now includes adhering to roster transaction rules. The team announced Sunday morning that it had selected the contract of veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett with the hopes of inserting some speed. But MLB soon intervened and informed...
Via The Sports Daily
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Bonifacio, Olivera get key hits as Braves beat Marlins

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Emilio Bonifacio hit his first home run for the Braves and Hector Olivera delivered again as Atlanta beat the Miami Marlins 6-5 Friday. Olivera, batting .425 this spring, drove in a run with a pinch-hit single to cap a three-run fourth inning against starter Chris Narveson. Braves starter Matt Wisler gave up two runs and three hits, including a homer over...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Infielder Emilio Bonifacio and Braves finalize $1.25M deal

ATLANTA (AP) Infielder Emilio Bonifacio and the Atlanta Braves have finalized a $1.25 million contract with infielder Emilio Bonifacio. The deal, agreed to last week, was announced Friday. Bonifacio returns to the Braves after spending part of the 2014 season in Atlanta. He played last season with the Chicago White Sox, hitting just .167 before being designated for assignment...
Via Associated Press
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bonifacio and Russell join Braves in San Diego

INF Emilio Bonifacio offers infield versatility and a back-up outfielder for Fredi Gonzalez. Not willing to stand pat at the trade deadline with bench questions and help needed in the bullpen, Frank Wren made the call Thursday just an hour before the trade deadline to acquire IF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for Class A catching prospect Victor Caratini...
Via BravesWire
August 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Throw Me A Bonifacio

Emilio Bonifacio was activated from the disabled list last week. Entering Sunday's slate he'd recorded a hit in each of his games since his return and threw in a steal for good measure. Part of Bonifacio's charm is his position flexibility. He's eligible at both second base and outfield in ESPN leagues. He's a nice option for steals with 14 stolen bases in 282 plate appearances...
Via Razzball
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Are the Cubs done?

After starting the trading season with a bang by trading their two best trade assets in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the Chicago Cubs have since been relatively quiet. This year was thought to be yet another very active trade deadline for the Cubs, but aside from the initial trade the Cubs have not been able to strike anymore deals. There have been rumblings of many of the...
Via isportsweb.com
July 25, 2014  |  2 Comments

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Emilio Bonifacio edition

One of the most prized players in baseball is one that can be a super utility guy. A guy that can play anywhere on the diamond and allows teams the luxury of carrying extra pitchers. One of the best utility guys in baseball is Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago Cubs. Emilio Bonifacio Coming into the season the Cubs signed Bonifacio to a one-year $2.5 million contract. He was invited...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Team needs more than just Bonifacio to step up

Emilio Bonifacio is the change-of-pace player the Chicago Cubs need in their organization. He set a modern-day Major League Baseball record with nine hits in the team’s first two games of the season and after a 3-for-5 night in a 7-6 loss to the Pirates Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, Bonifacio has a .515 batting average. That’s impressive for a player who was designated for...
Via isportsweb.com
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs sign speedy Bonifacio to minor-league deal

The Chicago Cubs have signed speedy utility man Emilio Bonifacio to a minor-league deal with an invitation to big-league camp Bonifacio is a switch-hitter who can play both all over the infield and outfield. He played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals last season and was released by the Royals earlier this week. Bonifacio is guaranteed $573,770 in termination pay...
Via Associated Press
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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