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The re-signing of left-handed pitcher Bruce Chen today has caused the Kansas City Royals to designate utility man Emilio Bonifacio for assignment. Chen would have placed the Royals over the 40-man roster limit and Bonifacio was the victim of the signing.
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In 2013 with the Blue Jays and Royals Bonifacio hit for a slash of .243/.295/.331 in over 450 plate appearances. His 28 stolen bases will find him a home immediately due to the endless need for speed on the base paths. Because he was designated for assignment he can be traded, released or out-righted in the next 10 days.