Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/31/13
The Toronto Blue Jays could end up moving utility infielder Emilio Bonifacio before Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports Bonifacio is the Blue Jays player that is most likely to be traded. The Blue Jays thought Bonifacio would be able to help fill the gap at second base when they acquired him from the Miami Marlins in the off-season but the 28-year-old has struggled in his first season in Toronto hitting .214/.254/.314/.569 with just two home runs 15 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in 84 games. He has especially struggled on defence where the Dominican native has committed seven errors all coming at second base. Bonifacio signed a one-year $2.6-million deal with the Blue Jays before the start of the season. He is under team control through 2014 as an arbitration-eligible player. One other player the Blue Jays could look to move is veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera. Cabrera 28 has not made the impact the Blue Jays expected when signing him to a two-year $16-million deal as a free agent last November.
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