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Leury Bonilla

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Leury Bonilla

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Leury Bonilla was signed by the Seattle Mariners organization in 2002 as a 17 year old and played three seasons in the Dominican Summer League. In 2004, he hit .266 and led his team with 24 steals.

He came to the United States in 2005 and played 34 games for the AZL Mariners, batting .248/.308/.384. The following summer, he was with the Everett Aqua Sox, appearing at four different positions: second base, third base, left field, and designated hitter. For the season, his batting line was .230/.276/.398 and made 17 errors. He was with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2007 and saw action at every position except center field. At the plate, he hit .258/.283/.372 with 22 doubles, while on the mound, he made two appearances and earned a save on August 4th. He had only 12 walks to 97 strikeouts in 325 at-bats.

Bonilla spent the majority of the 2008 campaign with the High Desert Mavericks, hitting .301/.372/.407 in 69 games while making one appearance on the mound. He also played in a handful of games for the AZL Mariners while recuperating from a strained abdomen. He split 2009 between the Mavericks, for whom he hit .287/.319/.481 in 35 games, and the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, for whom he batted just .153/.226/.224 in 26 games.

Bonilla became a coach with the DSL Twins in 2016-2019 and DSL Dodgers Shoemaker/Mega in 2021-2022.