Diamondbacks sign Emilio Bonifacio to minor-league deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Emilio Bonifacio to a minor-league contract, according to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo.

What It Means:

Nick Ahmed has yet to return from the DL (hand) while Ketel Marte will spend some time away from the team after the tragic death of his mother. So, with Chris Owings now on the disabled list with a fractured finger, the Diamondbacks will be thin in the infield for at least a few games. Bonifacio figures to start some games until either Ahmed or Marte return.

Bonifacio last played for the Atlanta Braves for who he appeared in 38 games, hitting just .132/.150/.211 with 3 RBI in 44 plate appearances.