The Kansas City Royals acquired Emilio Bonifacio from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash or a player to be named later Wednesday, giving them a versatile player capable of providing depth in their banged-up infield.
Third baseman Mike Moustakas remained out of the Royals lineup with a strained left calf for Wednesday's game against the Marlins. Fellow infielder Miguel Tejada, who had been playing second and third quite regularly, went on the disabled list Sunday with a strained right calf.
He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to clear space on the 40-man roster for Bonifacio, who is expected to join the Royals for their five-game set against Detroit that starts Thursday. The Royals will have to make a move to their 25-man roster at that time.
Bonifacio, whose younger brother Jorge is in the Royals' minor league system, was traded to the Blue Jays from the Marlins last offseason. He was hitting just .218 with three homers and 12 stolen bases, but is especially valuable given...