The Braves have designated infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio for assignment, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s David O’Brien tweets. Bonifacio signed a one-year, $1.25MM deal with the team in December. Nonetheless, the Braves had other options they liked better in camp, and Bonifacio’s fate was likely sealed by Jeff Francoeur making the team and the Braves adding Drew Stubbs in a late-breaking move.
Bonifacio played sparingly for the White Sox in 2015, but collected 426 plate appearances in 2014, some of those with the Braves after arriving in a July trade. In the last three seasons, he’s batted .243/.291/.325 in 969 plate appearances while playing second, third, shortstop and all three outfield positions.