Bonifacio cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports. The Braves designated Bonifacio for assignment earlier in the week, having seen enough of the veteran after his 4-for-31 showing in 15 games with the big club. With no other team willing to take a flier on him, Bonifacio will remain in the organization as outfield depth. A September return isn't completely out of the question even though he's off the 40-man, but the Braves would probably be wise to just a younger player a look.
Bonifacio was designated for assignment Thursday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports. Bonifacio had his contract selected by the team June 21 and went 4-for-31 during his time with the big league club. He was DFA'd on Thursday in a corresponding move to Gordon Beckham getting activated off the disabled list. Bonifacio spent time platooning in left field for the Braves, and will likely go back to Triple-A Gwinnett where he has played 57 games this season.
Bonifacio is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets. Bonifacio is out of the lineup for the second straight day as Brandon Snyder gets the start in left field. Since joining the Braves, the 31-year-old is just 2-for-11 with one run and five strikeouts through six games.
Bonifacio is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets. Bonifacio has been earning regular starts against right-handed pitching of late, but he'll take a seat Sunday if favor of Jeff Francoeur in left field. Overall, the switch-hitting outfielder is 2-for-11 with five strikeouts over 13 plate appearances with the Braves in 2016.
Bonifacio is out of the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Marlins. Bonifacio is part of a four-man platoon that also includes Jeff Francoeur, Chase d'Arnaud, and Jace Peterson. He will sit out Wednesday while southpaw starter Adam Conley takes the mound.