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Atlanta Braves news and links: Braves pick up a W despite botched call-up

The Braves started off Sunday by botching a call-up of Emilio Bonifacio, but they ended the day on a positive note by picking up a big win over the Cubs. BRAVES NEWS Teheran's has great outing as Braves beat Cubs in extras Julio Teheran topped his good performance last week against the Red Sox by pitching seven innings of a gem against the Cubs on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately...
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2 days ago

Braves try to call up ineligible player, end up a man short

At 5-18, the Atlanta Braves need all the help they can get. The club hasn’t done much right so far in 2016m and that now includes adhering to roster transaction rules. The team announced Sunday morning that it had selected the contract of veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett with the hopes of inserting some speed. But MLB soon intervened and informed...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves bungle Bonifacio recall, will play a man down today

Due to an overlooked technicality, the Braves will play with a 24-man roster today. Bonifacio is not eligible for the major league roster until May 6, and a different player will be called up tomorrow. Yesterday, the Braves finally swapped their roster configuration for a more normal one, sending reliever Chris Withrow to AAA and attempting to recall Emilio Bonifacio from Gwinnett...
Via Talking Chop
2 days ago

Oops: Braves' transaction miscue leaves them short a player

CHICAGO (AP) A front-office mistake has left the Atlanta Braves short a player for their game against the Chicago Cubs. The Braves announced Sunday morning they had selected the contract of veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioned reliever Chris Withrow to the minors. One problem: Bonifacio isn't eligible to be on the Braves' 25-man roster until...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves News: The Chop, Danbsy Swanson’s Debut, Bonifacio Back In ATL

ESPN Braves add utility player Emilio Bonifacio for extra bat Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The Braves sent Bonifacio packing on the final day of the 2016 Spring Training as they designated him for assignment.  He cleared waivers and the Bravse signed him back to a minor league deal. The 31-year-old was hitting .333 with 10 stolen […] Atlanta Braves News: The Chop, Danbsy Swanson’s...
Via Tomahawk Take
3 days ago

Braves add Bonifacio for extra bat, Withrow sent to minors

CHICAGO (AP) The Atlanta Braves have added an extra bat for their bench by selecting the contract of veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett. Reliever Chris Withrow was optioned to Gwinnett on Sunday to make room on the 25-man roster. The Braves had been carrying 13 pitchers, and that left them without a right-handed pinch-hitter against Chicago Cubs lefty...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves call up Emilio Bonifacio, option Chris Withrow to Gwinnett

The Atlanta Braves added a right handed bat to their bench on Sunday with the addition of Emilio Bonifacio. As expected, the Atlanta Braves made a roster move on Sunday calling up utility player Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett. To make room for Bonifacio on the roster, Atlanta optioned right handed reliever Chris Withrow. #Braves option RHP Chris Withrow to @GwinnettBraves...
Via Talking Chop
3 days ago

Bonifacio, Olivera get key hits as Braves beat Marlins

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Emilio Bonifacio hit his first home run for the Braves and Hector Olivera delivered again as Atlanta beat the Miami Marlins 6-5 Friday. Olivera, batting .425 this spring, drove in a run with a pinch-hit single to cap a three-run fourth inning against starter Chris Narveson. Braves starter Matt Wisler gave up two runs and three hits, including a homer over...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Are the Cubs done?

After starting the trading season with a bang by trading their two best trade assets in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the Chicago Cubs have since been relatively quiet. This year was thought to be yet another very active trade deadline for the Cubs, but aside from the initial trade the Cubs have not been able to strike anymore deals. There have been rumblings of many of the...
July 25, 2014  |  2 Comments

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Emilio Bonifacio edition

One of the most prized players in baseball is one that can be a super utility guy. A guy that can play anywhere on the diamond and allows teams the luxury of carrying extra pitchers. One of the best utility guys in baseball is Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago Cubs. Emilio Bonifacio Coming into the season the Cubs signed Bonifacio to a one-year $2.5 million contract. He was invited...
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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