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Braves sign Emilio Bonifacio to 1-year, $1.25 million deal

The veteran is the latest to head to Atlanta on a short-term deal.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Braves have reached agreement on a 1-year, $1.25 million contract with free agent Emilio Bonifacio, according to a baseball source. Jon Paul Morosi of first reported the deal.

Bonifacio can earn an additional $1.25 million incentives and performance bonuses, according to the source.

Bonifacio, 30, is the latest low-cost veteran to be signed in free agency by the Braves this winter, joining A.J. Pierzynski, Bud Norris, Jim Johnson, Gordon Beckham and Tyler Flowers. He will provide depth and positional versatility for an Atlanta team that is not expected to contend in 2016.

Bonifacio heads to Atlanta for the second time in his career after spending 41 games with the Braves to end the 2014 season. He is a veteran of nine major-league seasons with the Diamondbacks (2007-08), Nationals (2008), Marlins (2009-12), Blue Jays (2013), Royals (2013), Cubs (2014), Braves (2014) and White Sox (2015), and is a lifetime .259/.316/.337 hitter.