Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 8/27/13
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five observations on the current state of the Royals. BONIFACIO THE ANSWER? We've been preaching for months that general manager Dayton Moore needs to fill two holes in the lineup come this off-season: right field and second base. But what if the issue at second base already has been resolved? The more the Royals see of Emilio Bonifacio -- picked up in a trade with Toronto -- the more they like. And the more manager Ned Yost sees of Bonifacio hitting second in the order, the more satisfied he is to leave the batting order alone. Since coming over from the Jays, Bonifacio is hitting .300 for the Royals with a .404 on-base percentage. He has eight steals in eight tries. And he is playing a solid second base, a position that has been a huge issue for the Royals all season. The Royals have tried Chris Getz (on the bench), Johnny Giavotella (in the minors), Elliot Johnson (released and now with the Braves) and Miguel Tejada (suspended by MLB) at second base. Now...
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