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Boof Bonser | Relief Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/14/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 263
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Boof Bonser has signed with a club in Taiwan.
Bonser revealed the news himself on Twitter, though he didn't say which team he signed with. The 31-year-old posted a 5.89 ERA over 94 2/3 Triple-A innings for the Giants and Indians this season before deciding to try his luck overseas. Fri, Aug 9, 2013 03:40:00 PM

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Indians released RHP Boof Bonser.

Bonser signed in late June after he was released by the Giants. Cleveland activated Bonser from the minor league disabled list before cutting him. He posted a 6.00 ERA over 15 innings with Triple-A Columbus after logging a 5.87 ERA over 15 starts at Triple-A Fresno. This isn't the end of the road for one of baseball's best names, but the hurler who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010 is highly unlikely to make it back.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Indians signed RHP Boof Bonser to a minor league contract, assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.

Bonser was released by the Giants earlier in the day after posting a 5.87 ERA over 15 starts at the Triple-A level. He'll provide minor league depth.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Giants released RHP Boof Bonser.

Bonser has spent all season at Triple-A Fresno, where he posted a 5.87 ERA over 15 starts. The 31-year-old will look to catch on elsewhere.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 08:43:00 PM

Giants signed RHP Boof Bonser to a minor league contract.

The deal does not include a spring training invite. Bonser came back from Tommy John surgery and posted a 4.50 ERA in 11 games with the Giants' Triple-A affiliate this season. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010.
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 05:59:00 PM

Giants signed RHP Boof Bonser to a minor league contract.

Bonser underwent Tommy John surgery at the beginning of the 2011 season and likely won't be available until the middle of 2012. The 30-year-old right-hander has a 5.18 career ERA and 1.46 career WHIP in the major leagues.
Wed, Dec 28, 2011 06:20:00 PM

According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants are talking to right-hander Boof Bonser about a minor league contract.

Bonser underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this year and won't be available until mid-2012. The 30-year-old right-hander posted a 6.12 ERA and 17/8 K/BB ratio over 25 innings of relief between the Red Sox and Athletics in 2010.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 03:08:00 PM

Boof Bonser will undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and miss all of the 2011 season.

Bonser was pulled from a game at Triple-A Buffalo last weekend with what was originally diagnosed as a forearm strain. Further testing this week revealed a much more serious situation. The 29-year-old right-hander hasn't started a game in the big leagues since 2008 and now won't be available until mid-2012.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 05:40:00 PM

Boof Bonser left Triple-A Buffalo's game Sunday in the fourth inning due to a possible forearm strain.

Bonser is being used as a starter at Buffalo after having not started a game in the big leagues since 2008. Consider him day-to-day.
Sun, Apr 10, 2011 07:08:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Boof Bonser will be used as a starter at Triple-A Buffalo.

Bonser, who was reassigned to minor league camp earlier Friday, hasn't started a game in the big leagues since 2008, but he started 13 games at Triple-A last season. He'll give the team some rotation depth, though he could also still be looked at in a bullpen role at some point.
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 05:40:00 PM

Mets reassigned RHP Boof Bonser to minor league camp.

Bonser was in Mets camp this spring searching for a long relief gig, but he allowed seven hits and three earned runs in seven innings of Grapefruit League play and the club decided to send him to the minors Thursday. He may get another crack at it down the road.
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 08:51:00 AM

Mets signed RHP Boof Bonser to a minor league contract.

Bonser was removed from the A's 40-man roster in November and elected to become a free agent. He posted a 6.12 ERA in 15 relief appearances this past season, but many of those failures can be chalked up to injuries and he should make for fine organizational depth in the Mets' system.
Wed, Dec 8, 2010 04:53:00 PM

The Mets have had discussions with both Boof Bonser and Taylor Tankersley.

The Mets are going bargain shopping this winter, and Bonser and Tankersley are both mildly interesting names. Bonser has had problems with injuries and success since his rookie season, but he's maintained good peripherals and would be a solid low-risk move. It's unclear if the Mets would look at him as a starter or reliever. Tankersley is a former first-round pick that can get swings and misses but has major control issues.
Mon, Dec 6, 2010 07:10:00 PM

Boof Bonser has elected to become a free agent.

The Athletics outrighted Bonser to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, but he had the option to declare himself a free agent. The 29-year-old right-hander posted a 6.12 ERA in 15 relief appearances between the Red Sox and Athletics this season.
Tue, Nov 2, 2010 05:49:00 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of RHP Boof Bonser from Triple-A Sacramento.

Signed to a minor league contract in early July after the Red Sox gave up on him, Bonser has posted a 4.56 ERA in five starts at Sacramento. He could get a look in the Oakland somewhere down the line.
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 04:54:00 PM

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