Cubs sign Emilio Bonifacio to minor league deal


The Chicago Cubs have signed utility player Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league deal.

Bonifacio, 28, became a free agent earlier this week after being placed on waivers by the Kansas City Royals.

The Cubs could play him around the infield and even in the outfield in 2014. His biggest asset is speed as he was 28-of-36 on stolen base attempts last year.

It’s been an interesting winter for Bonifactio who was given a $3.5 million contract by the Royals in January only to be released a month later. The Royals will be on the hook for $575,000 of that salary.

Bonifacio finished last season with a .243/.295/.331 line across 420 at-bats.

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