Buddy Boshers has been a minor league journeyman with high strikeout rates and shaky control, but may have finally turned the corner with Minnesota. He had a 1.04 ERA with a 10.0 K/9 at Triple-A and then a 9.3 K/9 with a 4.25 ERA, but a 2.89 FIP, in the majors. He cut his walk rate to just 1.8 BB/9 compared to a 3.7 BB/9 career rate in the minors. His improved control could be an anomaly as 36 big league innings is a small sample size. If the trend is real, he could be a productive arm in Minnesota's bullpen.
The Twins recalled Boshers from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. The reliever will serve as depth for the pitching staff in the absence of Hector Santiago, who was placed on the bereavement list. Boshers likely will ride the shuttle back to Rochester after this weekend.
Boshers will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester in the coming days, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports. Hector Santiago will be placed on the bereavement list for the weekend, so Boshers will be added to Minnesota's bullpen in the near future. Boshers has appeared in one major-league game this season. Over said outing he pitched 2.1 shutout innings and didn't allow a hit.
Boshers was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports. Boshers was efficient in Sunday's game against the Tigers. He pitched 2.1 innings, allowing no hits and only one walk. However, he'll return to Rochester where he's given up three runs over 3.2 innings (five games) this season.
Boshers was recalled Sunday from Triple-A Rochester, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Boshers had thrown just 3.2 innings at Triple-A, allowing three earned runs. The 28-year-old has been a career minor-league journeyman, but appeared to turn things around in 2016 with improved control. Still, don't expect the Twins to count on him in high-leverage situations out of the bullpen.
Boshers was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The lefty was in contention for a bullpen gig with the big club, but an awful spring (10.61 ERA, 1.93 WHIP in 9.1 innings) effectively undermined his chances. He'll look to find success at Rochester before potentially receiving a promotion when the Twins are in need of another lefty reliever at some point later in the season.
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