Emilio Bonifacio Traded to Royals
- Updated: August 14, 2013
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 maybe the change of scenery is what the speedster needs. He is hitting only .218 with three homers and a .579 OPS in 79 games.
In his career, Bonifacio has hit a respectable .261, with a .319 OBP and .659 OPS. He has stolen 134 bases in his career while only being caught 34 times.
Bonifacio’s value is his incredible versatility. In his career he has played second, short, third and all outfield positions in his career.