The Mets signed Boof Bonser to a minor league contract, according to Newsday's Ken Davidoff (on Twitter). The 29-year-old right-hander logged 25 innings with the A's and Red Sox this year, posting a 6.12 ERA with acceptable strikeout (6.1 K/9) and walk (2.9 BB/9) rates.
Bonser has not re-established himself since missing the 2009 season with shoulder surgery. To his credit, the former first rounder posted standout strikeout (7.3 K/9) and walk (2.9 BB/9) ratios in his three-year stint with the Twins.
The Mets will be able to retain Bonser through arbitration after 2011. Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork says Bonser will earn $15K per month in the minors or $700K in the majors.