Former Nevada Wolf Pack pitcher Eddie Bonine has returned to northern Nevada.
Bonine, signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks organization this past winter, is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Reno Aces this season.
The 6-foot-5 Bonine, who hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2010, had a solid spring for the Diamondbacks this past month. He was 1-1 with a 3.27 earned run average in five appearances over 11 innings.
Bonine pitched in the major leagues from 2008-10 with the Detroit Tigers. He made 62 appearances for the Tigers mostly in long relief (10 starts) and was 7-3 with a 4.74 ERA.
Bonine played one season for the Wolf Pack in 2003, going 5-6 with a 5.84 ERA. He also pitched at Washington State and Glendale (Ariz.) Community College.
The 31-year-old was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 20th round out of Glendale in 2001 but did not sign. He was then selected in the 23rd round by the San Diego Padres after his senior season at Nevada in 2003.
Bonine is the second former Wolf Pack player to play for the Aces after catcher Konrad Schmidt.