Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
2 days ago

Bonifacio went 2-for-2 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two RBI in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

He replaced Nick Markakis in right field before shifting over to left later in the game, and it's that versatility that gives Bonifacio an edge when it comes to winning a spot on the Braves' bench. Of course, if the 31-year-old continues to hit like this during the spring, it'll make the front office's decision that much easier.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
6 days ago

Bonifacio's experience in the outfield could give him an advantage when it comes to winning a spot on the Braves' bench this spring.

EDGE Analysis

As it currently stands, Atlanta only has three outfielders on their 40-man roster -- starters Matt Kemp, Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis -- so they'll be looking for depth during spring training. Jace Peterson and Chase d'Arnaud are considered the primary options to win utility roles, but they've seen action in the outfield in a combined 29 big league games between them. Bonifacio, on the other hand, played 65 games in center field as recently as 2014. That resume could win him the fourth outfielder role coming out of camp, and the 31-year-old's 37 steals in 107 games at Triple-A last year would then make him an intriguing stash in deep NL-only leagues.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
3 months ago

Bonifacio re-signed with Atlanta on Friday, receiving a minor league contract, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bonifacio made just 43 plate appearances in 24 games for Atlanta last season, slashing .211/.268/.211. He'll compete for a utility job next season, and even though he didn't play any infield position last season, he has experience playing second base, third base and shortstop, along with all three outfield positions.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
5 months ago

Bonifacio was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has struggled in 31 major league at-bats this season, registering just four hits while striking out 11 times. Regardless, with rosters expanded, the Braves will add Bonifacio, who will simply provide depth in the infield over the final two weeks of the season.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
8 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
LF ATL
8 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
LF ATL
8 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
LF ATL
8 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
LF ATL
8 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
LF ATL
8 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.