Red Sox acquire Bonser from Twins

Red Sox acquire Bonser from Twins

The Red Sox added some potential depth to their already set starting rotation on Thursday, when they acquired right-hander Boof Bonser from the Twins for a player to be named.

Designated for assignment by Minnesota on Tuesday to make room for Carl Pavano, Bonser missed the 2009 season after undergoing right shoulder surgery in February.

The 28-year-old has made 96 Major League appearances (60 of them starts) since being a first-round Draft pick by the Giants in 2000. In those three seasons, all with the Twins, Bonser is 18-25 with a 5.12 ERA.

In his last full season in 2008, Bonser went 3-7 with a 5.93 ERA, striking out 97 and walking 36 in 47 games (12 starts).

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.