Emilio Bonifacio traded to Kansas City Royals

Jul 14, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder baseman Emilio Bonifacio (1) bats in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Blue Jays 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Emilio Bonifacio‘s time as a Toronto Blue Jay has come to an end. Today the struggling switch-hitter was traded to the suddenly relevant Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

The Toronto Blue Jays official Twitter account confirmed the news:


Bonifacio, 28, was a huge disappointment for the Blue Jays who picked him up coming off a career year for the Miami Marlins. Since moving north of the border the speedy Bonifacio has batted only .218/.258/.321 with 12 stolen bases in 18 attempts.

He has also struggled on defense and has failed to find a true position for the Blue Jays. He played much of the season at second base but has also suited up in all three outfield positions.

With the Blue Jays clearly out of the playoff picture, Bonifacio moves to a team in the Royals that is currently only four games back of the second wild card spot in the American League.

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Topics: Emilio Bonifacio, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays

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  • Justin Jay

    Bon Voyage Boni! Don’t let the door hit you in the ass!

  • Andrew van Laar

    It’s too bad it came to that. Boni was one of the players I was most excited about that we got in the Miami trade. I really thought he was that one guy who could be an uber bench player that could provide an offensive and defensive spark at multiple positions.

  • Andrew van Laar

    Anyone else seething at how well he is playing in KC right now? I can’t remember but did we get compensation for him yet? If not, the PTBNL better be half decent…