Bonifacio cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo. Bonifacio came to the plate 94 times for the Tigers this season but did very little with his opportunities, hitting .221/.277/.326. He'll remain with the organization as minor-league depth for now.
Bonifacio remains on the bench Wednesday against the Twins. Bonifacio had started nine out of 10 games in left field before sitting for the last two. It's hard to say he deserves an everyday role, as he's hitting .232/.281/.341 on the year in 89 plate appearances. Harold Castro starts in left field in his place.
Bonifacio is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins. He had a hot second week of September but has since cooled down, hitting .111 with eight strikeouts over his last 18 at-bats. Brandon Dixon, whose contract was purchased earlier in the day, is starting in left field and batting fifth.
Bonifacio went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Royals. Bonifacio has produced multi-hit games in three of his last five starts, lifting his season batting average from .191 to .270 over that stretch. So long as Bonifacio continues to wield a hot bat, expect him to have a regular spot in Detroit's lineup. He'll start in right field and will bat sixth Wednesday in the series finale with the Royals.
Bonifacio went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the White Sox. Bonifacio was responsible for Detroit's only two runs Sunday, collecting RBI singles in the first and ninth innings. The 27-year-old righty is up to 15 RBI this season with a .692 OPS.
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