By La Velle
Larry Reynolds, the agent for Boof Bonser, has just tweeted that Boof Bonser has been dealt to Boston. The Twins designated Bonser for assignment on Tuesday to make room for Carl Pavano.
Twins GM Bill Smith acknowledged that a few clubs had called about Bonser. Stay tuned here for updates after we’re done with the Rule 5 draft.
UPDATE: The Twins will receive a minor league player to be named later in exchange for Bonser. In most cases, teams get to pick from a list of minor leaguers. And, in most cases, it is NOT a top prospect. The Twins got nibbles on Bonser soon after he was designated for assignment, giving Smith hope that he could swing a deal.
Still, Bonser would be with the Twins right now if he had accepted their offer earlier in the offseason.
Rule 5: As expected, the Twins didn’t select anyone in the Rule 5 draft this morning. They did lose two pitchers, Angelo Sanchez and Winston Marquez.
Sanchez, a righthander, was 5-1 with a 5.52 ERA at rookie league Elizabethton. Marquez, a lefthander, was 1-0, 3.27 in seven games at E-Town and 0-2, 5.21 at Beloit. Both had good strikeout rates.