Boof Bonser glad to be back on mound

Updated: March 4, 2010, 8:24 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With a name like Boof, he must be good.

At least that's what the Red Sox are hoping for from right-handed pitcher Boof Bonser, who in 2001 legally changed his first name from John to Boof, which was a nickname he's had since he was a child.

He was acquired last Dec. 10 from Minnesota for a player to be named (right-hander Chris Province), and he certainly has the personality to go along with his name.

"He's a good kid," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. ...

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