Boof Bonser has elected free agency after clearing waivers, according to the Red Sox, who designated the righty for assignment earlier in the month. Bonser’s groin injury has limited him to two appearances since the Red Sox acquired him from the Twins over the winter. In two innings, Bonser allowed six hits and walked a pair without recording a strikeout.
Bonser, now 28, was a reliable starter for the Twins in 2007. He started 30 games and logged 173 innings, though his ERA was 5.10. The former first rounder posted strong strikeout (7.3 K/9) and walk (2.9 BB/9) ratios in his three-year stint with the Twins, but has not proven himself in the majors since the shoulder surgery that sidelined him for 2009.