Boof Bonser’s return to the majors took a wrong turn tonight.
The righthander lasted only two innings for Triple-A Pawtucket, giving up nine runs (all earned) on five hits, three walks and a hit batter. He threw only 22 of his 47 pitches for strikes as the PawSox were beaten 12-0 by Lehigh Valley.
Bonser has put 16 batters on base in 6.1 innings this season. It seems safe to say his rehab assignment will not be ending any time soon.
Ostensibly, Bonser is on the disabled list with a groin strain. In reality, he is still coming back from shoulder surgery done 13 months ago and told reporters tonight that his shoulder “seized up” on him. Control issues are not uncommon for pitchers returning from surgery.