The Phillies Should Consider Picking Up Emilio Bonifacio

In order to make room on the 40-man roster for starter Bruce Chen, the Royals designated utilityman Emilio Bonifacio for assignment earlier today. Bonifacio will turn 29 years old on April 23 and has experience playing every position on the diamond except for pitcher, catcher, and first base. Over his seven-year Major League career, Bonifacio has racked up 400 or more defensive innings at second base, third base, center field, shortstop, and left field. The Phillies already have a glut of players auditioning for possible roles with the 2014 squad, but they should consider trading with the Royals to acquire Bonifacio.

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