In an attempt to save (stifle your laughter) their overworked bullpen yesterday, the Twins called up left handed pitcher Buddy Boshers from AAA Rochester. If you're wondering who the heck this new Buddy of ours is, you're not alone. So let's take a second to get to know him.
As far as his baseball career goes, Boshers is a left-handed pitcher. He was drafted from Calhoun Community College in the fourth round of the 2008 draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He pitched in 25 games for them in 2013 with a 4.70 ERA. He signed a minor league contract with the Rockies in December of 2014, but was released released near the end of spring training a few months later. He ended up pitching for the Somerset Patriots in the independent Atlantic League in 2015 (and posted a 1.00 ERA with 71 strikeouts in 54 innings to boot).
According to this video from his independent league team, Boshers can be a long-relief guy or even a starter, but he is one of the rare ones who actually prefers relief.
Why is Buddy here? If you need to ask, you haven't been paying much attention to the 2016 Twins. I suggest you stick with that strategy.
Buddy is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. I think he's 28 years old. His legal name is not actually "Buddy", but rather, Jeffery Alan Boshers. (At least I'm assuming "legal name" has the same meaning in Alabama as the rest of the United States, but don't take my word on it.) He has blonde hair.
So, I have to ask...