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Emilio Bonifacio signs with Braves, per report

The Braves, after the high profile trade last night, went wit h a more low key move to start the evening as they reached terms with utility infielder Emilio Bonifacio

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I know it may sound crazy, but the Braves made a move and it didn't involve a trade. I know, its crazy. In all seriousness, the Braves did have a list of needs that they wanted to address. They successfully signed a catcher (Tyler Flowers), traded for a center fielder (Ender Inciarte), and now it appears they have brought in at least another option to backup in the infield.

With the moves the Braves have been making, this signing makes the composition of the 40-man roster tricky and also means that they are highly unlikely (unless they make more moves and make room) to take a player in the Rule V draft.

The good news is that Emilio can play all around the infield as well as in the outfield and does provide a measure of speed off the bench. In 2014 while playing for the Braves and Cubs, he did manage to be a 2.2 WAR player as well. Also, this deal is certainly not for a lot of money so there is low risk for the Braves. The bad news is that Emilio was awful for the White Sox this past year and has struggled to keep a major league job given his inconsistent output.

Overall, a decent signing for the Braves of a guy who is good for pinch running and defensive replacement purpose and overall utility, but certainly not a major addition going forward.

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