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  1. Cubs designate Darwin Barney for assignment, activate Emilio Bonifacio from disabled list

    Jul 22, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Darwin Barney logged 500-plus plate appearances for the Cubs each season from 2011-2013 and was the Opening Day second baseman this year, but today he was designated for assignment to make roster room for Emilio Bonifacio’s return from the disabled list.

  2. Emilio Bonifacio nearing return to the Cubs

    Jul 16, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

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    After going 3-for-10 with a stolen base in three rookie-ball games Cubs utility man Emilio Bonifacio has moved his minor-league rehab assignment to Double-A.

  3. Emilio Bonifacio diagnosed with oblique strain

    Jun 14, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    An MRI has confirmed that the Cubs’ Emilio Bonifacio is dealing with an oblique strain.

  4. Cubs place Emilio Bonifacio on the disabled list

    Jun 13, 2014, 5:54 PM EDT

    Emilio Bonifacio

    Emilio Bonifacio injured his rib cage Thursday night and the Cubs have placed him on the disabled list, activating outfielder Ryan Sweeney from DL to take his spot on the roster.

  5. Cubs’ trade forces lining up with Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel

    May 16, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    How much longer will Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel be in Chicago?

  6. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 4, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

    A's celebration

    Discover the one weird trick Coco Crisp used to hit a walkoff home run in last night’s Mariners-A’s game. The answer may shock you!

  7. Pirates outlast Cubs, win 4-3 in 16 innings

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 AM EDT

    Russell Martin

    Notes from what could reign supreme as the longest game of the year for quite some time.

  8. 2014 Preview: Chicago Cubs

    Mar 11, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Chicago Cubs. The Big Question: Is the wait almost over? It has been 105 long years since the north…

  9. 2014 Preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins lose fewer than 100 games? The Marlins lost exactly 100 games…

  10. Starlin Castro out 7-10 days with hamstring injury

    Mar 3, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Starlin Castro left Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury and the Cubs shortstop is expected to miss 7-10 days after being diagnosed with a “mild” strain, the team announced. Manager Rick Renteria told Carrie Muskat of MLB.com that “it shouldn’t set him back for the regular season,” but realistically any multi-week injury at this point…

  11. Cubs sign Emilio Bonifacio

    Feb 15, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports that the Cubs have signed infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league contract. This confirms a report from Ildefonso Urena on Twitter. Bonifacio hit free agency earlier this week after he was designated for assignment by the Royals. He went unclaimed on waivers because of his $3.5 million salary,…

  12. Royals release Emilio Bonifacio, eat a half-million bucks

    Feb 12, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Kansas City has released Emilio Bonifacio after the utility man and his $3.5 million contract predictably passed through waivers. Because his one-year deal was an arbitration avoidance it’s not fully guaranteed, so by releasing him the Royals are only on the hook for around $575,000. Or maybe “only” is a better way to put it.…

  13. What on earth are the Royals doing now?

    Feb 1, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

    Bruce Chen

    When the Royals re-signed Bruce Chen to a one-year, $4.25 million contract this week, it was generally met with tepid approval. One could argue that he’s 90 percent of the pitcher Jason Vargas is for half of the salary and one-quarter the commitment. So, that’s not bad. But then came the fallout. First, it was…

  14. Royals designate Emilio Bonifacio for assignment

    Feb 1, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

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    The Royals officially re-signed veteran left-hander Bruce Chen today and they designated infielder Emilio Bonifacio for assignment in order to make room for him on the 40-man roster. The move is somewhat curious, as the Royals and Bonifacio avoided arbitration two weeks ago by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract. However, contracts via arbitration…

  15. Royals utilityman Emilio Bonifacio drawing trade interest

    Dec 1, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    In his latest column for the Kansas City Star, Bob Dutton reports that Royals team officials have acknowledged that utilityman Emilio Bonifacio has drawn “steady interest” from other teams as a trade target. The 28-year-old is eligible for arbitration for the third and final time after taking home $2.6 million in 2013. Bonifacio finished with…

  16. The Royals could have interest in Mark Ellis

    Nov 30, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers inked Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero to a four-year, $28 million contract in October and intend to give him a shot at the starting second base job in the spring, which means that Mark Ellis will likely be playing elsewhere next season. Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star speculates that his next stop…

  17. Nick Castellanos collects first major league hit

    Sep 8, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

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    It wasn’t the prettiest — and actually should have been ruled an error — but Tigers top prospect Nick Castellanos registered his first career major league hit Saturday in the Tigers’ 4-3 loss to the Royals. Castellanos trickled a slow-roller off the end of his bat to Royals second baseman Emilio Bonifacio, who made a…

  18. The Braves are seeking a second baseman on waivers

    Aug 16, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

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    Having lost Dan Uggla to eye surgery and Tyler Pastornicky to a torn ACL, the Braves are now prowling the waiver wire for a second baseman as they prepare for the post-season. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeted this earlier: #Braves Wren said they’ll look for possible trade for INF, doesn’t know if will…

  19. Royals acquire Emilio Bonifacio from Blue Jays

    Aug 14, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    Emilio Bonifacio

    Sunday afternoon the Royals acquired Jamey Carroll from the Twins and today they added another veteran utility man, trading a player to be named later or cash to the Blue Jays for Emilio Bonifacio. Not so long ago Bonifacio looked like a potential everyday player, but the speedy switch-hitter has been terrible this season while…

  20. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Given how disappointing this afternoon’s trade deadline proved to be, it’s only fair that the annual winners and losers column is a little lopsided. Let’s get right to it: Winners Red Sox: I didn’t like the idea of Boston giving up top prospects for Jake Peavy because I just didn’t see him being a big…

  21. Blue Jays aim for Angels’ Howie Kendrick

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:36 PM EDT

    Howie Kendrick

    2:32 p.m. EDT update: FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal hears that the Angels are likely to keep Kendrick since they haven’t been offered the kind of starting pitcher they want. /// Residing in last place with a 49-57 record in the AL East, the Blue Jays aren’t looking for any rentals at the trade deadline. However, they…

  22. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 31, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates - Game Two

    Pirates 2, Cardinals 1; Pirates 6, Cardinals 0: First. Place. Pirates. And the best record in baseball. A walkoff in the opener and a beatdown in the nightcap. Six straight losses by the reeling Cardinals, who lost Yadier Molina to the DL on top of it all. And maybe — just maybe — the end…

  23. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 29, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

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    Braves 5, Cardinals 2: That was somewhat unexpected. A less-than-dominant Braves team sweeps the best team in the National League. The key was Kris Medlen allowing two runs on eight hits. The key all series was good starting pitching from the Braves. So of course the big talking point everyone has is how Jason Heyward…

  24. Colby Rasmus quietly having a great year

    Jul 28, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Toronto Blue Jays

    Having read the title, I can no longer do the following exercise correctly, but I’ll do it anyway: Player A: .295 AVG/.324 OBP/.508 SLG (was in the AL All-Star starting lineup) Player B: .272 AVG/.336 OBP/.490 SLG Player A is Adam Jones, universally hailed as one of the best outfielders in the game. Player B is Colby…

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