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Source: Boof Bonser Retires

According to a source of Boston Sports for Life, Boof Bonser is calling it a career. The 33-year-old does not intend on playing pro baseball next season after spending last year with both the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (Taiwan) and the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic Baseball League (independent league).

Drafted in the first round by the San Francisco Giants, Bonser was dealt to the Minnesota Twins organization late in 2003 where he enjoyed the most success in his big league career.

From 2006 to 2008, the righty made 96 appearances for the Twins, 60 of which were starts and went 18-25 for the Twins and posted a 5.12 ERA.

He enjoyed his most success his rookie year when he went 7-6 in 18 starts totaling 100.1 innings. In that span, he struck out 84 men while walking just 24.

After tearing a labrum and rotator cuff caused him to miss the entire 2009 season, Bonser pitched for both the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics in 2010, winning a game without a defeat.

Bonser who was born with the name John got his name legally changed to Boof back in 2001 since it was his nickname at the time.

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