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1 Emilio Bonifacio CF
Height/Weight: 5-11/205 | Birthdate: 4/23/1985 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Atlanta | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $2,600,000 | Owned/Started%: 39/21 | Average Draft Position: 217.35
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Trade deadline not likely to save Emilio Bonifacio's value


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) After a hot start to the season that saw him leap to Fantasy relevance, Emilio Bonifacio has been in a long decline -- partially fueled by a disabled list stint --that has seen him hit just .246/.279/.354 with four stolen bases in his last 40 starts, a stretch of 188 plate appearances before he was acquired by the Braves. 

Despite this, Bonifacio is still owned in 48 percent of CBSSports.com leagues. The deadline-day move to send him from Chicago to Atlanta is unlikely to open up too much more playing time for the super-utility man. Fantasy owners still clinging to whatever semblance of hope is left would be wise to cut ties with Bonifacio at this point. 


Braves acquire Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell from Cubs


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Braves made one move before the trade deadline, acquiring reliever James Russell and infielder Emilio Bonifacio from the Cubs, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Additional details on the trade are not yet available.

Russell has a 3.51 ERA in 33 1/3 innings for the Cubs this season, while Bonifacio was hitting .279/.318/.373 in 276 at-bats for the Cubs.  


Manager indicates Emilio Bonifacio likely to be traded


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Rick Renteria has all but confirmed that the Cubs are on the verge of dealing away second baseman Emilio Bonifacio.

"It's obvious there might be some things shaking out," he told MLB.com. "We'll see how it continues to develop during the day."

Bonifacio has piqued interest by peaking at the plate. He has 15 hits in his last eight games.


Emilio Bonifacio still sidelined as trade rumors swirl


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Cubs second baseman Emilio Bonifacio remains out of the lineup Thursday against the visiting Rockies as rumors continue to swirl that he will be dealt before the deadline.

Bonifacio has been linked to San Francisco, Baltimore and Cincinnati. Any suitor would be snagging a hot hitter. Bonifacio is 13 of 35 with five runs scored in his last eight games.


Emilio Bonifacio out of lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio is not in Wednesday's starting lineup and is a possible trade candidate over the next 24 hours. He is drawing interest from the Giants, Orioles and Reds, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

Bonifacio has been told to be prepared for a trade, though the team hasn't agreed to a specific deal yet, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He has hit .279/.318/.373 with two home runs, 18 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 276 at-bats and offers positional versatility in the infield and outfield.


Emilio Bonifacio slams second homer in defeat of Rockies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Cubs leadoff hitter Emilio Bonifacio continued to run with his momentum Tuesday night in a 16-inning win over Colorado. He tied the game in the fifth inning with his second homer of the season and added a double and two singles in seven at-bats.

Bonifacio has nine hits in his last four games in raising his batting average to .279, its highest point since May 26.


Hitters to start in Week 18


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/27/2014) Need a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 18 (July 28-Aug. 3)? You won't find one much better than Austin Jackson. Of course, he's not the only "start" for the week. Stephen Vogt, Mike Napoli, Emilio Bonifacio, Chase Headley and Jed Lowrie also fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Start a good sign for Emilio Bonifacio


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/22/2014) After missing more than a month with a strained oblique, Cubs utility player Emilio Bonifacio came off the DL Tuesday. But the bigger news for Fantasy owners is that he started his first game back. With Arismendy Alcantara now up in the big leagues and Chris Coghlan and Justin Ruggiano crushing it in recent weeks, his starting role was less than assured.

And frankly, it still is. Bonifacio's start Tuesday was against a left-hander, Eric Stults, and the switch-hitter entered the day batting .362 against lefties compared to just .230 against righties. Given that Chris Coghlan, who bats left-handed, was out of the lineup Tuesday, this could have the makings of a platoon.

As an everyday player, Bonifacio's steals potential and versatility would make him a nice find in Rotisserie leagues. As a part-timer, he's nothing more than waiver fodder.

If you need steals, you certainly have nothing to lose by making a move for him now, but understand he's hardly an open-and-shut case.


Emilio Bonifacio activated off DL Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Cubs activated infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. 

Bonifacio finished a seven-game rehab assignment in the minors, splitting time between the Arizona League (rookie) and Double-A Tennessee. He hit .269 (7 for 26) with one walk, four strikeouts, one stolen base and two runs.


Emilio Bonifacio moving rehab assignment to Double-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) had his rehab assignment transferred from the Arizona League (rookie) to Double-A Tennessee Wednesday. Bonifacio hit .300 (3 for 10) with one walk, one stolen base, one run and two strikeouts in three games with the AZL Cubs.

Emilio Bonifacio begins rookie-league rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio began a rehab assigment with the organization's Mesa Rookie League team Friday, going 3 for 4 at the plate.

Bonifacio has been sidelined sicne June 12 while recovering from an oblique strain. He has hit .261/.307/.340 with 13 stolen bases in 241 at-bats.


Cubs taking cautious approach with Emilio Bonifacio


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) has not begun baseball activities since being placed on the disabled list June 14, per MLB.com. 

"He's feeling better. He's not feeling any discomfort anymore," manager Rick Renteria said. "He's doing some exercises, lower extremity exercises, some movement exercises, but we're still waiting to see in the end once the strength starts coming back and what we'll do on how we'll proceed with him."


Emilio Bonifacio has an oblique strain


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio is dealing with a right oblique strain, according to ESPN.

Bonifacio was initially placed on the disabled list with a rib issue, but an MRI revealed an oblique strain. It's unclear how long he'll be out due to the injury. Bonifacio is hitting .266/.311/.344 over 241 at-bats.


Cubs activate Ryan Sweeney, place Emilio Bonifacio on DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) The Cubs activated outfielder Ryan Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list and placed infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day DL with right rib cage inflammation, the team announced.

Emilio Bonifacio heading to disabled list with rib issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio is heading to the disabled list due to a rib injury. 

Bonifacio had to be removed from Thursday's game due to the issue. He was not in the team's starting lineup Friday, and will be placed on the disabled list. The club has not announced Bonifacio's specific injury at this time. 


Emilio Bonifacio sitting out Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio was not in the team's starting lineup Friday against the Phillies.

Bonifacio had to be removed from the club's game Thursday due to a rib injury. He'll be replaced by Ryan Sweeney in center. Bonifacio is hitting .266/.311/.344 over 241 at-bats.


Emilio Bonifacio exits game with rib cage injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio was forced out of Thursday's game against the Pirates because of a right rib cage injury, MLB.com reports.

Bonifacio grounded out to short in his first at-bat but never left the batter’s box due to the injury. He fell down in pain and was helped off the field. He was replaced by Chris Coghlan in the opening frame. His status remains uncertain for Friday's series opener against Philadelphia.

Emilio Bonifacio gets the night off


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio was not in Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates. Bonifacio is not hurt; he went 1 for 9 in the first two games of the series and is merely getting a night off.

In 239 at-bats, Bonifacio is hitting .268/.314/.347 with 29 runs scored and 16 RBI.


Emilio Bonifacio smacks 11th career home run


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio was able to put one over the fences for just the 11th time in his career, leading his team to a 5-2 victory over the Marlins on Saturday.

Bonifacio took Randy Wolf deep for a two-run shot in the third inning for his lone hit of the afternoon. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and four RBI. He is hitting .265 with one home run and 16 RBI in 226 at-bats.

Emilio Bonifacio getting a shot at third


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio will start at third base for the first time this year Saturday.

Bonifacio has played 131 career games at the position, but has not filled that role with the Cubs yet. Through 199 at-bats, Bonifacio is hitting .271/.319/.352.


Hitters to sit in Week 9


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/24/2014) Thinking about starting Derek Norris, Garrett Jones, Emilio Bonifacio, Kyle Seager, Erick Aybar or Seth Smith in Fantasy Week 9 (May 26-June 1)? You may want to think again.

Find out why in my latest Start and Sit Hitters column.


Emilio Bonifacio comes back down to earth


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/21/2014) In standard Rotisserie leagues, the true steals specialists are scarce enough that when you have one in your possession, you don't give it away for free. But in all those other formats, Emilio Bonifacio sure seems like a waste of a roster spot.

In his last 24 games -- or more than half the season so far -- he's batting .242 (23 for 95). Yeah, he was batting .366 before then, so a regression was inevitable, but get this: Despite reaching bases 28 times during that stretch, he has just two stolen bases.

Apart from 2011, when he hit .296, Bonifacio hasn't been a great source of batting average in his career. And though we hoped this season would be another exception to the rule, he could be valuable even if it isn't. But only if he runs consistently.

So he's eligible at both second base and outfield. Great. Both positions are deep enough that in leagues where you start only one and three, you can do much better than Bonifacio.


Emilio Bonifacio scores five runs vs. Cardinals Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio was a regular across the plate Monday, going 4 for 5 with a career-high five runs in his team's 17-5 win over the Cardinals.

Bonifacio crossed the plate on a passed ball in the first inning, on a home run in the second, on a fielder's choice in the fourth, on a double in the sixth and on a groundout in the ninth as the Cubs racked up 20 hits in the win. He has hit .312/.362/.377 with 22 runs and 11 stolen bases in 138 at-bats.


Emilio Bonifacio gets a day off


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Emilio Bonifacio, who's tied for third in the NL with nine steals, is not in the Cubs' lineup against the Brewers. Bonifacio is getting a regular day off.

MLB hit leader Emilio Bonifacio gets day off Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

The major-league leader in hits and stolen bases, Bonifaco has yet to get a day off while hitting .435/.480/.500 with nine runs scored and seven stolen bases in 46 at-bats. He's just 1 for 8 over his last two games, however. A Swiss Army knife defensively, Bonifacio already has six appearances at second base, six in center field, two at third base and one at shortstop for the Cubs.