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Emilio Bonifacio Signs With White Sox

Back to the drawing board for you Bonifacio fans.

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

For those of you who have been yearning for a return of Emilio Bonifacio to the Cubs, it's not going to happen, according to this report:

Bonifacio's biggest contribution to the Cubs was getting traded to the Braves for catcher Victor Caratini, who might turn out to be something decent someday (Caratini is likely spending 2015 at High-A Myrtle Beach). Apart from his amazing April, he was mediocre in Chicago (.246/.279/.354 from May 1 to the day of the trade with four stolen bases in 175 at-bats) and his overall numbers of .259/.305/.345 were very close to his career totals (.262/.319/.341). I daresay that if he hadn't had that freakish April (.337/.385/.406, 10 stolen bases in 101 at-bats), no one here would have any fond memories of him.

In short, he's a mediocre player who can play a couple of positions competently, but no one you'd want to have in a starting lineup on a regular basis and if he hits like he did in his 41 games and 118 at-bats with the Braves -- .212/.273/.280 -- he's not really useful to the team at all.

I admit that my dislike of Bonifacio is somewhat irrational. Nevertheless, I'm glad he's not coming back. If the Cubs want a supersub-type bench player, they will have to look elsewhere.