Bonifacio was recently released by the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Bonifacio declined to report to the Rays' minor-league camp after being reassigned March 22, prompting the organization to cut him loose. The 33-year-old is likely exploring his options elsewhere around baseball, but is apparently still open to a return to the Rays, presumably on another minor-league deal.
Bonifacio was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Bonifacio hit well with a .333 average this spring, but his lack of extra-base hits and walks likely hurt him in battling for a roster spot. Regardless, the 33-year-old showcased himself fairly well and should provide solid outfield depth at Triple-A Durham for the Rays.
Bonifacio is hitting .375 (9-for-24) this spring after going 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run in a 7-3 split-squad win over the Tigers on Friday. Bonifacio has been making waves as a non-roster invitee by displaying the same hot bat he wielded during his 2018 season in the independent Atlantic League. The veteran slashed an impressive .348/.385/.458 during his 70-game stint, and he's been similarly productive over a considerably smaller sample thus far during the exhibition slate. Bonifacio would likely still be hard-pressed to carve out an Opening Day roster spot in a crowded Rays outfield, but he could certainly serve as quality organizational depth at Triple-A Durham.
Bonifacio signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Monday which included an invitation to spring training, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Bonifacio represents organizational depth for the Rays. The 33-year-old outfielder hasn't appeared in the majors since 2017, when he hit just .132/.150/.211 across 38 games for the Diamondbacks. He spent the majority of last season in the independent Atlantic League, slashing .348/.385/.458 with 20 stolen bases in 70 games for the Long Island Ducks.
Bonifacio joined the Brewers on a minor-league deal Friday and will head to Triple-A Colorado Springs. The Brewers purchased Bonifacio's contract from the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League. The 33-year-old has appeared in 831 major-league games over his 11-year career, hitting an uninspiring .256/.313/.333. He's unlikely to be a significant fantasy asset down the stretch even if he were to get added to the 40-man roster.