Report: Phillies bring back familiar face, re-sign Jorge Bonifacio to a minor-league deal
Jorge Bonifacio is returning to the Philadelphia Phillies on a minor-league contract, according to reports.
Bonifacio signed a minor-league contract with the Phils back in May of last season and was assigned to Double-A. The outfielder was back and forth throughout Double-A and Triple-A, and would eventually see his way up to the majors.
He wouldn’t be in the majors long, after hitting just .091/.167/.091 in 11 at-bats. He was DFA’d on August 24th, but returned to Lehigh Valley outright after he cleared waivers. After the season, Bonifacio elected free agency, but will now return to the team.
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Bonifacio is going into his sixth year in the majors, totaling over 700 at-bats over his career. He’s a career .242/.312/.393 hitter in the pros, with 23 HRs and 85 RBIs in 224 games. With Luke Williams gone, and Odubel Herrera still injured, the team now has a last-resort option to play all around the outfield.
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