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 MLB.com'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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