December 20, 2014
Minnesota Twins right-hander Boof Bonser will have exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his ailing pitching shoulder, which has kept
him off the mound since the start of spring training.
Bonser was experiencing persistent soreness in the joint and
sought a second opinion. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said
Tuesday the doctor's recommendation after the latest MRI exam was to "go in there and clean up."
There won't be a timetable for Bonser's recovery until the
results of the surgery are assessed.
After getting bumped from the rotation last year, Bonser
struggled in the bullpen for most of the summer before getting back
on track in August. He finished 3-7 with a 5.93 ERA in 118 1-3
innings, but the hard-throwing Bonser was in line for a long relief
role this season.
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