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Brennan Boesch
.275 3 8
Team: LA AngelsHt / Wt: 6-4 / 235 NFBC ADP: 698.38
Position: RFBorn: 4/12/1985 Birthplace: Santa Monica, California
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 3rd Round by Tigers (2006)

Latest News
Jan. 28 8:53 PM PT9:53 PM MT10:53 PM CT11:53 PM ET23:53 ET4:53 GMT12:53 CST9:53 PM MST11:53 PM EST12:23 AM VEN8:53 UAE10:53 PM CT-First baseman Carlos Pena and outfielder Brennan Boesch have signed minor league deals with the Los Angeles Angels. Pena and Boesch have been invited to spring training with the Angels, getting the chance to earn a backup job on the major league roster.
Analysis: Boesch is a Los Angeles native who spent his first three big league seasons with Detroit. He joined the Yankees last year, batting .275 with three homers in 23 games.
June 3 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET18:20 ET22:20 GMT6:20 CST3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST5:50 PM VEN2:20 UAE (+1)5:20 PM CT-The Yankees optioned Boesch to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make room for Andy Pettitte.
Analysis: Manager Joe Girardi says New York kept Lyle Overbay over Boesch in part because Overbay can sub for first baseman Mark Teixeira after the five-time Gold Glover missed the first two months of the season with a wrist injury.
May 25 10:09 AM PT11:09 AM MT12:09 PM CT1:09 PM ET13:09 ET17:09 GMT1:09 CST10:09 AM MST12:09 PM EST12:39 PM VEN21:09 UAE12:09 PM CT-The Yankees recalled Boesch from triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Saturday's game at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The move comes after Curtis Granderson was placed on the disabled list with a broken knuckle on his left pinky.
Mar. 16 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 CST3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Boesch made his Yankees' debut, starting in right field and going 0 for 3 Saturday as a New York split squad lost 7-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Analysis: The 27-year old Boesch hit .240 with 12 home runs and 54 RBIs in 132 games with Detroit last season. Boesch, who hit a pair of grounders and struck out Saturday, was released by the Tigers on Wednesday, and now he's with the team Detroit eliminated in the ALCS.
Mar. 15 5:21 PM PT6:21 PM MT7:21 PM CT8:21 PM ET20:21 ET0:21 GMT8:21 CST5:21 PM MST7:21 PM EST7:51 PM VEN4:21 UAE (+1)6:21 PM CT-The New York Yankees have agreed to terms on a one-year major league contract with Boesch. The team announced the move on Friday night.
Analysis: The 27-year old Boesch hit .240 with 12 home runs and 54 RBIs in 132 games with Detroit last season. He was released by the Tigers on Wednesday. New York will be without outfielder Curtis Granderson until at least May due to a broken right forearm. He was hit by a pitch from Toronto's J.A. Happ on Feb. 24.
Mar. 13 10:04 AM PT11:04 AM MT12:04 PM CT1:04 PM ET13:04 ET17:04 GMT1:04 CST10:04 AM MST12:04 PM EST12:34 PM VEN21:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-The Detroit Tigers have released outfielder Brennan Boesch. A team spokesman announced the move on Twitter on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Boesch tweaked an oblique muscle at the start of spring training. He also missed the entire 2011 postseason because of a right thumb injury that required surgery. Detroit also signed Torii Hunter this past offseason to play right field.
Analysis: Boesch hit .240 with 12 home runs in 132 games last year, but was left off the postseason roster. He was in the mix for playing time this season in left field, but Detroit has other players who, like Boesch, hit left-handed. Andy Dirks and Quintin Berry have been competing for time at that position.
Feb. 17 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET18:24 GMT2:24 CST11:24 AM MST1:24 PM EST1:54 PM VEN22:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Boesch has tweaked an oblique muscle in his right side and expects to miss a day or two of spring training. Boesch says he hurt himself while swinging Saturday. Manager Jim Leyland said Boesch would not participate Sunday, but he had no other information on a timetable for Boesch's return.
Analysis: The 27-year-old Boesch is in the middle of a crucial spring training camp. He was left off Detroit's postseason roster last year after hitting only .240, and although the Tigers signed him to a $2.3 million deal to avoid arbitration, his spot on the big league club isn't necessarily secure. Boesch is competing for time in left field for the defending AL champions. Andy Dirks and Quintin Berry also are among the candidates to play there.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
2010 Det 133 464 49 119 26 3 14 67 40 99 7 1 .256 .320 .416
2011 Det 115 428 75 121 25 1 16 54 35 83 5 3 .283 .341 .458
2012 Det 132 470 52 113 22 2 12 54 26 104 6 3 .240 .286 .372
2013 NYY 23 51 6 14 2 1 3 8 2 9 0 0 .275 .302 .529
Career 403 1413 182 367 75 7 45 183 103 295 18 7 .260 .315 .418


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