In his latest column for the Kansas City Star, Bob Dutton reports that Royals team officials have acknowledged that utilityman Emilio Bonifacio has drawn “steady interest” from other teams as a trade target. The 28-year-old is eligible for arbitration for the third and final time after taking home $2.6 million in 2013.
Here is the salary matrix for the Kansas City Royals through 2020.
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The Toronto Blue Jays were the champions of the offseason after making two major trades. First was the blockbuster deal with the Florida Marlins that brought shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, catcher John Buck and outfielder Emilio Bonifacio up north in exchange for seven players. General manager Alex Anthopoulos also acquired 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner...
Kansas City, MO – The Cleveland Indians crafted some late-inning bat magic as they rallied a comeback 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.
The Royals struck first as they scored one immediately off of Indians’ starter Corey Kluber (9-5, 3.55). Second baseman Emilio Bonifacio drew a one-out walk and scored as first baseman Eric Hosmer followed with a double...
by John Viril—
With the Kansas City Royals still in contention with 14 games remaining in the season, it is now easy to see that Royals GM Dayton Moore did a fine job buttressing his team for the stretch run. The Royals have posted an excellent 35-21 record since the All-Star break (.625 winning percentage) after stumbling to a 43-49 first half finish. Much of the improvement is...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the last several years, the Royals have been searching for a solution at second base.
In that time span, they've also been searching for a prototypical No. 2 hitter.
With Emilio Bonifacio, they may have hit the jackpot.
Since being acquired from the Blue Jays last month, Bonifacio, 28, has been exactly the type of spark plug the Royals have been coveting...
Here we are at the last stretch. If you’re not battling for first, you’ve probably downgraded to checking your team less than daily, especially with fantasy football officially underway. So here’s a quick and easy hitter, starting pitcher, and reliever for you to go browse for in the free agency pool. Move quickly!
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Emilio Bonifacio (2B-KC) He was quietly...
by John Viril---
After the Kansas City Royals charged back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat Seattle 7-6 on Thursday, they stand 73-67 and 4 ½ games behind Tampa Bay for the 2nd wild card. If they finish the final 22 games like their 17-5 start after the All-Star break, they will win 90 games---and probably earn a playoff spot.
Their next 12 games are crucial. They play four consecutive...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five observations from the Royals' 7-6, 13-inning win Thursday.
HOLD THAT OBIT
After Wednesday's distressing 6-4 loss to the Mariners, many of us in the media were ready to file the obit on the Royals' 2013 season, especially after the Ms raced to a 5-0 lead Thursday.
Hey, it was a great run, the team is improved, it was an exciting roller-coaster...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five observations on the current state of the Royals.
TIME TO DREAM?
These 2013 Royals simply won't go away.
As depressed and angered as Royals fans were Saturday after that 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays -- and, oh my, wouldn't you love to have that game back -- they have to be equally intrigued now that the Royals have bounced back with two straight wins...
It began as The Emilio Bonifacio You-Done-Me-Wrong Show.
For the Royals 3-2 losers at the Rogers Centre Friday night that return of the unhero drama nearly opened and closed in the first inning.
The second baseman — Emilio we hardly knew ya — who was traded to Kansas City by the Jays on Aug. 14 for the proverbial player to be named later or some spare change in cash heard a...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When this season is put to rest and general manager Dayton Moore and the front office evaluate what's missing from the Royals, it shouldn't take them long to determine the team's primary need:
More offense. The Royals obviously need another weapon on offense, perhaps even two.
If the Royals get lucky, and Emilio Bonifacio successfully passes his...
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...
"You’ve got to make the catch in that situation, no matter what. Bonifacio can run a little bit, so if I drop that ball, he’s probably on third base and that guy probably scores. It was a huge play." (Bryce Harper, via Washington Post, 8/24/2013) Up above, video of Bryce Harper's fantastic diving catch on an Emilio Bonifacio blooper in the ninth with a man on...
The Kansas City Royals recent play has them a contender in both the AL Central and the race for a wild card spot. Now playing meaningful games in August and September for the first time in years, the Royals have made several moves recently to add depth to their team as they try to make the playoffs for the first time since 1985.
Kansas City recently placed Miguel Tejada on the 60...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Less than 24 hours after infielder Elliot Johnson made a crucial error that allowed two unearned runs in a 5-2 loss to the Marlins, the Royals designated him for assignment, thus removing him from the 40-man roster.
The Royals now have 10 days to either trade or release Johnson, who is out of minor league options. If Johnson were to clear waivers, the Royals...
by John Viril—
Today, the Kansas City Royals made their second waiver-wire deal in four days. Desperate for second base help after Miguel Tejada’s injury last Saturday, the Royals traded for yet another second baseman by acquiring Emilio Bonifacio from the Toronto Blue Jays. This move comes after they had traded with the Twins for 2B Jamey Carroll on Sunday. Like the Carroll...
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...
The Kansas City Roy’s acquired utility man Emilio Bonifacio in a trade with Toronto on Wednesday.
Toronto will get either cash considerations or a player to be named later.
Bonifacio was one of many Blie Jays having a tough season. He was hitting .218/.258/.321over 94 games.
The addition of Bonifacio gives the Royals a player who has speed and can field multiple positions. ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With injuries to their infield mounting, the Royals and general manager Dayton Moore took immediate action Wednesday with the acquisition of utility infielder Emilio Bonifacio.
Bonifacio, 28, presumably will join the Royals in Toronto on Thursday. The Royals acquired Bonifacio for either a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The Royals also placed...
The Kansas City Royals have acquired veteran utility infielder Emilio Bonifacio from the Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals will send either a player to be named later or cash to complete the deal. This is the second utility infielder that the Royals have acquired this week. On Sunday they picked up Jamey Carroll from the Minnesota Twins. It has been a rough year for Bonifacio, so...
The surging Kansas City Royals are looking for every little boost they can get to help them either chase down the Tigers in the AL Central or to snag one of the two Wild Card spots. Earlier this week they acquired infielder Jamey Carroll to help fill their season-long struggle to find a capable second baseman and now they've doubled down on that effort by acquiring utilityman...
The Toronto Blue Jays have dealt one of their biggest disappointments in a season full of disappointments. The Jays announced they have dealt Emilio Bonifacio to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Bonifacio was obtained from the Miami Marlins in the blockbuster trade that shocked the offseason and at the time was thought to be the sleeper...
Sunday afternoon the Royals acquired Jamey Carroll from the Twins and today they added another veteran utility man trading a player to be named later or cash to the Blue Jays for Emilio Bonifacio.
Not so long ago Bonifacio looked like a potential everyday player but the speedy switch-hitter has been terrible this season while batting .218 with three homers and a .579 OPS in 94 games...
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...