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Blue Jays trade Emilio Bonifacio to Royals

08/14/2013 01:27 EDT | Updated 10/14/2013 05:12 EDT
The Toronto Blue Jays traded Emilio Bonifacio to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for a player to be named later or cash.

The 28-year-old utility man batted a disappointing .218 with a .258 on-base percentage, three home runs and 12 stolen bases in 94 games with the Blue Jays, splitting his time between the infield and outfield.

Bonifacio arrived in Toronto as part of the November 2012 trade with the Miami Marlins that also sent Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to the Jays.

In 560 major league games, Bonifacio owns a .261 batting average with a .310 OBP and 122 steals.

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