FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boof Bonser
threw a scoreless inning in his first spring training start in two
years, striking out two batters and picking up the win, and the Boston
Red Sox beat Boston College on Wednesday night in the second game of an
The Red Sox won the first game 15-0
over Northeastern University.
Bonser, acquired in a December trade
with Minnesota, had surgery in February 2009 to repair partial tears to
the labrum and rotator cuff in his right shoulder. His only appearance
last season came with a one-inning rehab appearance for Single-A Fort
"It went great," Bonser said of his
first outing with the Red Sox. "I'm glad it's over. My first spring
training game in pretty much, what, two years. People say that, hey, it's a
college team. Well, to me a college team wants to beat your brains in
more than the regular team does. So like I said. I'm glad it's over."
Red Sox manager Terry Francona was
pleased with Bonser's performance.
"Looking at a guy who had the problems
he's had physically, and then to look at the clean arm action, I think
is phenomenal," Francona said. "It really jumps out at you. That was
really an encouraging inning. Just to watch him go through his delivery
and watch the ball come out of his hand like that, we were really
The Sox took an early 2-0 lead before
Jose Iglesias hit a three-run double in the fourth. Ryan Kalish added a
sacrifice fly in the sixth.
Spenser Payne hit a run-scoring single
for BC in the fifth.