Bonilla was sent down to Double-A Tulsa, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. Mike Bolsinger was added to the Triple-A roster. Bonilla has struggled at Triple-A this season, posting a 5.09 ERA in 35.1 innings. The 26-year-old reliever missed the 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Bonilla signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Wednesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Despite not receiving a contract offer at the beginning of December, Bonilla ended up resigning with the Dodgers anyway. He missed the entirety of the 2015 season and won't be ready to go until July 2016, but showed a bright future prior to the injury.
Bonilla didn't receive a contract offer by the Dodgers on Wednesday. Bonilla was kept out of the entire 2015 season because of Tommy John surgery and that was likely to keep him out about half of the 2016 season. The Dodgers elected to go another direction and Bonilla will be looking to sign with another team once he regains his health.
Bonilla was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers on Wednesday. Bonilla underwent Tommy John surgery in the beginning of April and likely won't be available to pitch until July of 2016. It's unclear where he might slot in with the Dodgers if he returns healthy, but that decision will likely come later in the offseason.
Rangers pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday to repair his injured elbow, reports FOX Sports Southwest. Bonilla, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list Saturday, has been out since spring training when he needed an injection in his elbow to alleviate pain he was feeling. He will need likely be out 12-18 months to recover from the surgery.
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