The Red Sox acquire Boof Bonser

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OK, so the Sox did one thing before they left town: they got Boof Bonser, the pitcher who was DFA’d by the Twins the other day.

As Aaron mentioned the other day, Bonser was a starter who ultimately lost his job due to not being a very good starter in 2008.  Then he had rotator cuff surgery last February.  He could be a useful reliever, as he has a 55/16 K/BB ratio in 52
innings out of the pen.

Twins sign Michael Pineda to a two-year deal

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The Twins just announced that they have signed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.

Pineda, 28, has a 4.05 career ERA and has struck out 9.1 batters per nine innings over 680 career major league innings.

Pineda underwent Tommy John surgery this past July, so the Twins are buying a 2018 filled mostly with rehab and a pitcher for 2019. As such, the deal is probably not too taxing financially, but could pay off pretty well for them if Pineda comes back strong.