Emilio Bonifacio 2B ATL 3 weeks ago

Bonifacio signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Sunday and will report to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bonifacio was designated for assignment over a week ago, but the two sides were able to work out an agreement to keep him within the organization. Look for the Braves to consider another promotion should their middle infield depth thin out at any point, though he'll need to display some competency at the plate before that becomes a viable option.

Emilio Bonifacio 2B ATL 1 month ago

Bonifacio was designated for assignment by the Braves on Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bonifacio signed with the Braves all the way back in December and posted a respectable .714 OPS this spring, but neither item could save him from the chopping block. Bonifacio's versatility could help him garner a look on the waiver wire, but he posted a hideous .390 OPS -- yes, OPS -- last season, so he is looking at a reserve big league job at best, and may ultimately be forced to accept a minor league contract.

Emilio Bonifacio 2B ATL 1 month ago

Bonifacio could be left off the 25-man roster, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite signing a major league contract with the Braves in the offseason, the veteran's .255 average and low position on the depth chart have him seemingly on the outside of the roster looking in, especially after Atlanta decided to keep veteran Jeff Francoeur on the roster for Opening Day. He was already going to be hard-pressed for playing time on a team in a rebuilding phase, but this only makes matters worse for the utility man.

Emilio Bonifacio 2B ATL 1 month ago

Although Bonifacio has improved at the plate this spring by hitting .303 (10-for-33), he may not make the final roster as he's behind Michael Bourn and Jeff Francoeur in the competition for reserve roles, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Nick Swisher isn't likely to make the team, but Bourn and Francoeur are seen as options in center field. Bonifacio hasn't made a strong impression with the coaching staff, according to the Journal-Constitution article, so it sounds like he won't make the final 25-man roster.

Emilio Bonifacio 2B ATL 2 months ago

Bonifacio is 5-for-10 with two runs through four games this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bonifacio is coming off the worst season of his career in 2015, playing just 47 games and hitting a measly .167/.198/.192. In addition, he failed to reach double-digit stolen bases for the first time since 2008. The 30-year-old will try to bounce back with the Braves this season, but he will have to play well to earn enough playing time to be fantasy relevant.

Emilio Bonifacio 2B ATL 5 months ago

Bonifacio agreed to a one-year contract with the Braves on Wednesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He limped to a career-worst .167/.198/.192 batting line in 47 games with the White Sox last season, leading to his eventual release. While Bonifacio would see better results in a short stint with the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate after signing in late August, he never received the call up in September. At 30, his speed is diminishing, but Bonifacio will fill a utility need at a low cost for Atlanta in 2016.

Emilio Bonifacio 2B ATL 9 months ago

Chicago White Sox second baseman Emilio Bonifacio was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday after recovering from an oblique injury, according to the Chicago Tribune. Bonifacio has played sparingly this season and will rejoin the bench in a utility role.

Emilio Bonifacio 2B ATL 9 months ago

Chicago White Sox infielder Emilio Bonifacio was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of an oblique injury. Bonifacio, who was diagnosed with an oblique strain after leaving Tuesday's game with discomfort in his rib area, will be out until at least Aug. 12.

Emilio Bonifacio 2B ATL 10 months ago

Bonifacio picked up his first steal of the season in the White Sox's win over the Cubs on Friday.

Bonifacio has posted 20+ steal totals in in all but one of his six seasons in the big leagues, but he is far off that pace in his seventh professional season. He has fallen into a deep reserve role on the South Side, rarely starting and only occasionally appearing as an in-game sub. As such, he only has five steal attempts through 42 games played. As a comparison, he played 41 games in the second half for Atlanta last year and had 14 steal attempts (12 successes).

Emilio Bonifacio 2B ATL 11 months ago

Bonifacio is in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

Bonifacio has not played in each of the last three games, but he'll return to the lineup at second base, taking over for Carlos Sanchez. Bonifacio, who will bat ninth, is hitting .259 with three RBI and seven strikeouts in 27 May at-bats.