Bonser Could Take Schoeneweis’ Spot

If the Red Sox promote Boof Bonser once he is healthy again, the former Twins hurler could take Scott Schoeneweis' spot in the bullpen, writes Dan Barbarisi of The Providence Journal.  Barbarisi points out the possibility that the BoSox may not want carry two lefties in the bullpen.

If Bonser does bump Schoeneweis from the roster, it is unlikely that he would accept a demotion to the minors.  When the 36-year-old was released by the Brewers in late March, he told's Adam McCalvy that if he was unable to find a big league job, he refused to "toil around in the Minor Leagues".  Milwaukee offered the veteran a spot in Triple-A Nashville, but he declined.

Schoeneweis has pitched just 10.2 innings for the BoSox this season.  Thus far he has registered 9 strikeouts, 7 walks, and allowed 8 runs.

Bonser is set to pitch his first game in a month this Friday in an outing for Triple-A Pawtucket.  Barbarisi writes that Bonser could also remain in the minors as a depth starter in case of injury.

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8 Comments on "Bonser Could Take Schoeneweis’ Spot"

5 years 3 months ago

What’s wrong with two lefties in the pen? Sounds ideal to me.

5 years 3 months ago

I think that they would be happy to carry two lefties if they were the right ones. But, Schoeneweis has 7 walks and 8 runs in 10.2 IP. Let’s clear up the roster spot! :O)

5 years 3 months ago

The only thing worse than Schoeneweis’s arm is his attitude. He went out like a punk in Milwaukee, taking shots at everyone and whining all the way. A total prima donna with a 7 something ERA.

5 years 3 months ago

I happen to like Schoeneweis and more people should respect his ability. Too bad, we have so many “know-it -alls” who want to make demeaning comments with someone who still has enough ability to pitch in the major leagues.

5 years 3 months ago

So because he’s a major leaguer fans arent allowed to criticize?
There’s nothing wrong with fans wanting an upgrade over a player who isnt that good.

5 years 3 months ago

If he still has all that ability, he’d better start showing it in the next small number of days.

5 years 3 months ago

I would respect his ability if he ever proved he had it. He’s had a very weak year so far. Heck, when he came into a 17-4 game against the Angels, suddenly it was 17-8 and I could feel myself get nervous. Sure, they still had 9 runs to go, but Schoeneweis looked completely hittable. Sorry, but unless he starts pitching like a major-league pitcher, I’m not going to give him the respect of one.

5 years 3 months ago

good. I can’t believe we wasted a roster spot on him for this long. We need some more quality BP arms. Perhaps bonser could help? At least better than Schoenweis.