Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:23:49 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt had three hits, including two homers, with three RBI Wednesday, March 12. The vision problems he was having last year have cleared up. He's hitting .333 this spring.
Fantasy Tip: Olt is a not-so-dark horse to earn frequent, if not full-time, at-bats at third base for the Cubbies. Luis Valbuena is the platoon majority option. Emilio Bonifacio may get time there versus southpaws. Super-prospect Kris Bryant may make his way there late in the season. But the formerly touted Texas Rangers tyke could deliver post-hype power for fantasy prospectors now that he can actually see pitches.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:23:14 -0800
Chicago Cubs 2B Emilio Bonifacio is likely to hit leadoff when he's in the lineup. This spring, he's been a big hit with the other players in the clubhouse as a veteran presence.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:02:04 -0800
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (hamstring) will sit out seven to 10 days after injuring his hamstring Sunday, March 2, according to manager Rick Renteria. Renteria said the team is choosing to be cautious with Castro at this time. "It's not too bad like last year," Castro said. "It (hurts) just a little bit. It's early right now. I'll take a couple days and be back again." 2Bs Darwin Barney and Emilio Bonifacio will see some time at shortstop in Castro's absence, and SS Javier Baez is slated to start Monday, March 3.
Fantasy Tip: Castro's price is already down because of his disappointing 2013 campaign. This news won't endear him to any more folks, even if it won't affect his availability for opening day. Take advantage of the value if you have faith in a rebound year for Castro.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:28:13 -0800
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said 2B Emilio Bonifacio can play second base, third, shortstop and the outfield. 2B Darwin Barney will be the everyday second baseman, but Renteria expects Bonifacio to also see time at the keystone.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:12:55 -0800
Updating previous reports, Chicago Cubs 2B Emilio Bonifacio will make $2.5 million and could receive up to $425,000 in incentives if he makes the team. He is also receiving $574,000 in termination pay from the Kansas City Royals.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 09:37:04 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Chicago Cubs signed 2B/OF Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league deal. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 08:56:39 -0800
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms with free-agent 2B/OF Emilio Bonifacio (Royals). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:28:56 -0800
According to the agent for free-agent OF Emilio Bonifacio, there is "no chance" his client takes a minor-league deal. There was a report that the Los Angeles Dodgers were interested in adding him on a minor-league deal, but that report is not accurate.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:30:30 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles are interested in free-agent INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio (Royals).
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:15:32 -0800
Kansas City Royals 2B Emilio Bonifacio has been put on unconditional release waivers, and he'll have 48 hours to be claimed by another team.