Cubs News: A look at September call-ups who could help Chicago
By Jake Misener
Jun 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Miami Marlins left fielderChristian Yelich
(21) and Chicago Cubs center fielder Emilio Bonifacio (64) in their game at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Having just returned to the Cubs on a minor league deal, Bonifacio represents one of the more likely candidates to see the big league roster when they expand come September.
To say the utilityman has struggled this season is a massive understatement. In 47 games with the Chicago White Sox this season, Bonifacio batted just .167/.198/.192, making matters worse by stealing just one base.
Just one season ago, the speedster was a spark plug for a struggling Cubs team, swiping 14 bags in 69 contests before being traded to the Atlanta Braves, with whom he added another dozen stolen bases in the second half.
With Chicago, he batted a respectable .279/.318/.373 – but his numbers fell off a cliff with the Braves, leading to him only landing a minor league deal with the Sox early this year.
He’s a perfect piece for a Cubs team looking to add depth pieces for the stretch run; he can play almost anywhere on the diamond, is a speedy, smart base runner and knows the franchise.
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