Royals add Bonifacio in deal with Jays

The SportsXchange

The Kansas City Royals acquired utility infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio from the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash considerations.

The move is the second this week for the Royals, who are making a push to contend for a playoff spot in the American League. On Sunday, Kansas City brought in veteran infielder Jamey Carroll from the Minnesota Twins.

The 28-year-old Bonifacio is a switch hitter with speed who could provide depth, but he has struggled this season after coming to the Blue Jays in the offseason trade with the Miami Marlins that involved Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson. In 94 games for the Blue Jays, Bonifacio was batting .218 with three home runs and 20 RBIs.

The Royals placed shortstop Miguel Tejada on the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster for Bonifacio.

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