Royals Get Infield Help

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Kansas City Royals have acquired versatile Emilio Bonifacio from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash or a player to be named later. The Royals announced the move before their game Wednesday against Miami.

Bonifacio was traded to the Blue Jays from the Marlins last offseason and was hitting .218 with three homers and 12 stolen bases. He's played all three outfield spots, but can also play second base and third base, two positions of importance for the Royals.

Third baseman Mike Moustakas is out with a strained left calf while Miguel Tejada went on the disabled list Sunday with a strained right calf. Tejada was transferred to the 60-day DL to clear space on the 40-man roster for Bonifacio.

Bonifacio's younger brother, Jorge, is an outfield prospect in the Royals organization, currently at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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