The Twins will receive cash or a player to be named later from the Boston Red Sox for recently-DFAd righty Boof Bonser. The four-year player was DFAd by the Twins after Carl Pavano's acceptance of arbitration earlier this week.
The Twins couldn't have expected much more from a designated player, and Bonser will seemingly compete for a long-relief role in the Boston bullpen this spring. It could be a good move for Bonser. He threw mid-90s before his shoulder surgery, and if his shoulder responds, he could be a quality reliever.
Twins' fans may be left wondering if Bonser was a better option to DFA than Bobby Keppel, especially if his shoulder responds. Time will tell.