September Call-Ups During An Unexpectedly Important Cubs Season

School had started for me, and it totally slipped my mind while I was busy beyond words that September was right around the corner.  Tuesday, in fact, is the first day that any member of the Chicago Cubs’ 40-man roster can be called up as reinforcements and to spell the regulars as we enter the home stretch of the season.  Here’s some interesting info from today’s press notes...
Via World Series Dreaming
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Sign Emilio Bonifacio to Minor League Deal

Last Tuesday the Chicago White Sox activated Emilio Bonifacio from the 15-day disabled list and immediately designated him for assignment. Once Bonifacio cleared waivers he was released. Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs signed him to a Minor League deal. Bonifacio, 30, can best be described as a journeyman ballplayer. He’s appeared in games for eight different clubs since his Major League...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox place Bonifacio on disabled list, recall Garcia

BOSTON (AP) The Chicago White Sox have placed infielder Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained left oblique a night earlier. The club recalled infielder Leury Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte for their game Wednesday night against the Boston Red Sox. Bonifacio was injured on a groundout to third Tuesday night in a 9-4 victory over the Red Sox...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox reinstate Bonifacio on bereavement list

CLEVELAND (AP) The Chicago White Sox have reinstated infielder Emilio Bonifacio from the bereavement list and optioned infielder Leury Garcia to Triple-A Charlotte. The White Sox announced the moves before Sunday's game at Cleveland. Bonifacio, who is hitting .160 with three RBIs in 44 games, was placed on the bereavement list Thursday. Garcia singled in that game in his only plate...
Via AP on Fox
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox put infielder Bonifacio on bereavement list

CLEVELAND (AP) The Chicago White Sox have put infielder Emilio Bonifacio on the bereavement list and recalled infielder Leury Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte. Bonifacio is hitting .160 with three RBIs in 44 games. He can remain on the bereavement list from three to seven days. Garcia batted .301 with one homer, 23 RBIs and 27 stolen bases in 73 games with Charlotte. He hit .166 with...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bonifaci-no? Emilio’s Role Seems Vague and Unnecessary

While the White Sox have played a better brand of baseball of late, the offense is still leaving a lot to be desired. Robin Ventura has done some things to tinker with the lineup recently, including shifting guys around in the order and giving certain players more at-bats. One of those guys who has seen a spike in some PT is Emilio Bonifacio, who started consecutive games this week...
Via Grab Some Bench
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox get “Gutty” win on Walk-off hit by Pitch to Beat Detroit

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 05: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox hugs Avisail Garcia #26 after Garcia was hits a by a pitch to walk in the winning run against the Detroit Tigers as Emilio Bonifacio #64 sprays them with water at U.S. Cellular Field on June 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 4-3 in 11 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) For...
Via The Sports Journal
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bonifacio and White Sox finalize $4 million, 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) Utilityman Emilio Bonifacio and the Chicago White Sox have finalized a $4 million, one-year contract. The 29-year-old will make $3 million this year under Thursday's agreement, and the White Sox have a $4 million option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout. Bonifacio has a .262 career average with 164 stolen bases in eight big league seasons with Arizona, Washington, Miami...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign Super-Utility Man Emilio Bonifacio

Along with bringing in big names like Jeff Samardzija, Adam LaRoche, Melky Cabrera, and David Robertson, the General Manager of a contending team also has to fill the smaller ‘depth’ and ‘glue’ roles. That’s exactly what White Sox GM Rick Hahn did Monday morning by signing 29-year-old super-utility man Emilio Bonifacio to a one-year, $4MM deal (plus a 2016 club option)...
Via Grab Some Bench
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: White Sox agree to $4M deal with Bonifacio

CHICAGO (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio that includes a club option for 2016. The person spoke Monday on the condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a physical. Bonifacio will earn $3 million next season, and the deal includes a $4 million option...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Sign Utility Player Emilio Bonifacio to One Year Deal

Looking to add some depth to their Major League club, the Chicago White Sox have acquired free agent utility player Emilio Bonifacio on Monday morning. The deal will pay Bonifacio $3 million in 2015 and give the club a $1 million buyout or 2016 option at the end of the season. Bonifacio, 29, has bounced around the Major Leagues, playing for seven different MLB teams in eight seasons...
Via Baseball Essential
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Morosi: White Sox agree to 1-year deal with OF/IF Bonifacio

Free-agent outfielder/infielder Emilio Bonifacio has agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Chicago White Sox, FOX Sports Insider Jon Paul Morosi reported Monday. Bonifacio, 29, hit .259/.305/.345 with three homers, 24 RBI and 26 stolen bases for the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves in 2014. He was dealt from the Cubs to the Braves on July 31. Although he played primarily...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The best potential values of the MLB offseason

The biggest free agent names and the blockbuster contracts they sign draw the headlines during the offseason. But it’s the players on the lower shelves — the ones you might have to squat down to find and check the labels carefully — that can become the best bargains for MLB teams and thus provide the best values for their new teams. Most of the players listed here are...
Via The Outside Corner
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: second base, shortstop

Our free agent primer series rolls right along with a brief preview of the two middle infield positions, second base and shortstop. It’s always difficult for teams to find legitimate, star-quality talent up the middle, and this year’s free agent class is no exception. It’s so much of a mess that we’re only going to rank the top five for each position. At second base, there’s...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: second base, shortstop

Our free agent primer series rolls right along with a brief preview of the two middle infield positions, second base and shortstop. It’s always difficult for teams to find legitimate, star-quality talent up the middle, and this year’s free agent class is no exception. It’s so much of a mess that we’re only going to rank the top five for each position. At second base, there’s...
Via Bloguin Best
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bonifacio, Braves beat Phillies 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Emilio Bonifacio led off the game with home run and Freddie Freeman added an RBI single in the first, and the Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing late-season collapse with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Braves finished with just three hits - all before Phillies starter Cole Hamels (9-9) could record an out. Five relievers stymied the...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez hikes baseball between his legs (Video)

One of the lowlights of Sunday night's 3-1 loss by the Nationals to the Braves: Gio Gonzalez hiking the ball between his legs in an attempt to get Emilio Bonifacio at first on a bunt in the fifth inning. Unfortunately, Gio hiked the ball over Adam LaRoche's head. Even worse, Bonifacio scored later in the inning after Gio failed to cover first base on a Jayson Heyward grounder to...
Via Nationals Enquirer
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta nearly pulled off major deadline trade

The Atlanta Braves had a quiet, yet productive trade deadline that saw them make one trade. That trade netted them Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Chicago Cubs, but they were close to making a much more significant deal with another team.Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports that the Braves came close to pulling off a major deadline blockbuster trade that would have...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves skid through San Diego & Seattle

If there are two teams in baseball that can truly understand what the Atlanta Braves are going through, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners can. The Padres have struggled their way through the 2014 season with terrible hitting. They are dead last in runs scored (363). As a team, they have the lowest batting average in either league (.225). At the trade deadline, the Padres...
Via BravesWire
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves demote Schafer, add Bonifacio, Russell to roster

One speedster in, one speedster out. To make room for their pre-trade-deadline acquisition of Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio (.279 batting, .318 on-base percentage), the Atlanta Braves designated outfielder Jordan Schafer for assignment on Friday, leaving the other 29 MLB clubs a 10-day window to claim Schafer (.163 batting, 15 steals), via waivers. "I'd be surprised if (Schafer...
Via Fox Sports South
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bonifacio and Russell join Braves in San Diego

INF Emilio Bonifacio offers infield versatility and a back-up outfielder for Fredi Gonzalez. Not willing to stand pat at the trade deadline with bench questions and help needed in the bullpen, Frank Wren made the call Thursday just an hour before the trade deadline to acquire IF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for Class A catching prospect Victor Caratini...
Via BravesWire
August 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Padres-Braves Preview

The Atlanta Braves have struggled to score and the bullpen hasn't been sharp during their current losing streak. They made a move to improve both areas before the trade deadline. After acquiring Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell, the Braves will try to avoid their fourth straight loss Friday night when they visit the San Diego Padres. Atlanta (58-51) has totaled nine runs and hit...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves expected to designate Jordan Schafer for assignment

Needing roster spots for new arrivals Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell, the Atlanta Braves are expected to designate Jordan Schafer for assignemnt. After getting off to a surprising hot start, Schafer is batting just .163/.256/.213 on the season. He has started just two games over the past month. The #Braves haven't announced the roster moves to make room for Bonifacio and Russell...
Via Tireball.com
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves fill voids with Bonifacio and Russell, Cubs keep piling prospects

There are two things the Atlanta Braves desperately needed to trade for, good bench players, and a lefty reliever. For the most part, they fulfilled their need. Atlanta sent 2013 second round pick, Victor Caratini to Chicago for Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell. Caratini is hitting .279 in Single A, can play third base, and […]
Via Baseball Essential
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves acquire James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio from Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to trade infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, left-handed pitcher James Russell, and cash to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for catcher Victor Caratini, the teams announced.Bonifacio, 29, can play second base, third base, and all three outfield positions, which makes him an intriguing piece to their team. So far this season with the Cubs, he has been...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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