BRIDGEWATER – Buddy Boshers, the Somerset Patriots top relief pitcher during the 2015 season, has been signed by the Major League Minnesota Twins and invited to the team’s spring training.
Boshers was the 2015 Atlantic League Relief Pitcher of the Year, finishing with a 1.00 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched over 52 games.
“We are very happy for Buddy and this opportunity to make it back to the majors. He had a tremendous year for us and was an integral part in our bullpen’s success in late game situations,” said Brett Jodie, Somerset Patriots manager “He put in the time and effort to improve everyday and showed he can compete at the high level expected in the Atlantic League. He’s a perfect example of showing how that can translate to opportunities with major league teams. We wish him the best of luck with the Twins.”
Prior to joining the Somerset Patriots in 2015, Boshers spent time in the Major Leagues with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, appearing in 25 games and striking out 13 batters in 15.1 innings of work.
The Huntsville, Alabama native has eight years of professional baseball experience, all in the Angels organization before coming to Somerset.
In 2014, Boshers split time between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Salt Lake, with a combined 3.28 ERA over 40 appearances (eight starts) with 82 strikeouts in 74 innings of work.
A lefthander, the former fourth-round draft pick from Calhoun Community College owns a career 36-17 record with a 3.38 ERA and 606 strikeouts in 362 appearances.
Boshers is the seventh player that spent time with the Patriots during the 2015 season to be signed by a major league organization, joining Edwin Quirarte (San Francisco Giants), Mickey Storey (Los Angeles Dodgers), Chris Marrero (Chicago White Sox), Sean Bierman (Baltimore Orioles), Lucas Irvine (Arizona Diamondbacks), and Connor Little (Minnesota Twins).
The Somerset Patriots won their Atlantic League leading sixth championship during the 2015 season. For more information about the 2016 season, stop by TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit http://www.somersetpatriots.com.