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Boof Bonser born John Paul Bonser
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 260 lb.
- High School Gibbs High School
- Debut May 21, 2006
 Biographical Information
Bonser was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the first round of the 2000 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Alan Marr and made his pro debut that summer. After the 2003 season, he was traded to the Minnesota Twins along with Joe Nathan and Francisco Liriano for A.J. Pierzynski. Bonser made his big league debut in 2006.
In the minors from 2001 he was usually over .500: 16-4 in 2001, 9-8 in 2002, 8-12 in 2003, 13-9 in 2004 and 11-9 in 2005.
He was born "John Bonser" but legally changed his name to "Boof", a longtime nickname, after the 2001 season.