Royals Release Jorge Bonifacio
Nov. 27: Bonifacio has cleared waivers and is currently a free operator. Also, the group declared that catcher Nick Dini and right-handers Conner Greene and Arnaldo Hernandez, who were assigned for task simultaneously as Bonifacio, have cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-An Omaha.
Nov. 25: The Royals declared that they’ve mentioned unequivocal discharge waivers on outfielder Jorge Bonifacio. He was assigned for task a week ago.
Bonifacio, 26, was the group’s essential right defender in 2017 and gave fans some reason for good faith, hitting .255/.320/.432 with 17 homers, 15 duplicates and a triple in that freshman battle. He’s since been labeled with a 80- game PED suspension, notwithstanding, and has for the most part battled to create at the plate. Over his past 291 plate appearances in the Majors, Bonifacio hit .234/.317/.371.
Were he a capable safeguard in the outfield, maybe the Royals would’ve been increasingly disposed to keep Bonifacio in the overlay. Be that as it may, he’s restricted to the corners and has posted – 6 Defensive Runs Saved and – 7 Outs Above Average in his major association vocation to this point. He’s likewise out of small time alternatives, which means he’d have to break camp with the group in Spring Training or else be assigned for task at that point. The Royals picked not to hold back to make that move, along these lines giving themselves more 40- man program adaptability this winter.
In the event that Bonifacio goes unclaimed, he’ll become a free operator in 48 hours.