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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