Emilio Bonifacio
2B/LF ATL
2 months ago

Bonifacio cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves designated Bonifacio for assignment earlier in the week, having seen enough of the veteran after his 4-for-31 showing in 15 games with the big club. With no other team willing to take a flier on him, Bonifacio will remain in the organization as outfield depth. A September return isn't completely out of the question even though he's off the 40-man, but the Braves would probably be wise to just a younger player a look.

Emilio Bonifacio
2B/LF ATL
2 months ago

Bonifacio was designated for assignment Thursday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bonifacio had his contract selected by the team June 21 and went 4-for-31 during his time with the big league club. He was DFA'd on Thursday in a corresponding move to Gordon Beckham getting activated off the disabled list. Bonifacio spent time platooning in left field for the Braves, and will likely go back to Triple-A Gwinnett where he has played 57 games this season.

Emilio Bonifacio
2B/LF ATL
2 months ago

Bonifacio is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Bonifacio is out of the lineup for the second straight day as Brandon Snyder gets the start in left field. Since joining the Braves, the 31-year-old is just 2-for-11 with one run and five strikeouts through six games.

Emilio Bonifacio
2B/LF ATL
2 months ago

Bonifacio is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Bonifacio has been earning regular starts against right-handed pitching of late, but he'll take a seat Sunday if favor of Jeff Francoeur in left field. Overall, the switch-hitting outfielder is 2-for-11 with five strikeouts over 13 plate appearances with the Braves in 2016.

Emilio Bonifacio
2B/LF ATL
2 months ago

Bonifacio is out of the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Bonifacio is part of a four-man platoon that also includes Jeff Francoeur, Chase d'Arnaud, and Jace Peterson. He will sit out Wednesday while southpaw starter Adam Conley takes the mound.

Emilio Bonifacio
2B/LF ATL
2 months ago

Bonifacio will see time in left field playing in a platoon role, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bonifacio was called up and inserted into the starting lineup Tuesday, batting eighth in left field against the Marlins. The 31-year-old will be a member of a four-person platoon that includes Jeff Francoeur, Chase d'Arnaud and Jace Peterson. Interim manager Brian Snitker said that the starter will depend on matchups and a day-to-day basis after Mallex Smith was placed on the disabled list with a fractured left thumb.

Emilio Bonifacio
2B/LF ATL
2 months ago

Bonifacio had his contract selected by the Braves on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

With Mallex Smith landing on the DL on Tuesday, the Braves brought Bonifacio back up to provide some speed on the base paths. Bonifacio has spent the year at Triple-A Gwinnett, where he's put together a .270/.321/.319 slash line to go with 23 steals. He struggled to hit major league pitching last season, but his speed upside could give him some value in deeper leagues.

Emilio Bonifacio
2B/LF ATL
4 months ago

Bonifacio, who the Braves attempted to activate Sunday, will not actually be eligible for activation until Saturday, May 7, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bonifacio will eventually provide Atlanta with infield depth, but it appears the organization was a bit quick with the trigger Sunday. According to MLB rules, a player who is released by a team cannot be activated to the Major League roster for a minimum of 30 days after that date. The Braves designated Bonifacio for assignment April 2, but his release wasn't processed until April 6, leaving next Saturday as the first day he will be eligible to return to the MLB roster.

Emilio Bonifacio
2B/LF ATL
4 months ago

Bonifacio's contract was purchased from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

After batting .333 and going 10-for-13 on stolen base attempts in 16 games with Gwinnett, Bonifacio will be added to the Braves' 25-man roster. Though he's now 31 and presumably on the downside of his career, Bonifacio still offers plenty of speed and positional versatility, which should allow him to play an important role off the Braves' bench.

Emilio Bonifacio
2B/LF ATL
5 months ago

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

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.