March 20, 2013
I remember when the Detroit Tigers originally called Brennan Boesch up in 2010. I commented to my readers at the time that he had the look of a guy who would never get sent back down.
Today, the Tigers have released him. The move ends a run of inconsistency, injury, promise, and disappointment. Over bits and pieces of 3 seasons in Detroit, Boesch hit .259 with 42 homers. Detroit gave him an extended run as the regular right fielder in 2012 and he could never make it work, posting a career-worst .240 batting average.
Despite that, the Tigers tendered him a $2.3M contract this offseason, still believing in his promise. By released him now the Tigers only have to eat $383,333 of the deal.
This spring Boesch was battling for a bench role on Detroit with the likes of Quintin Berry, Don Kelly, and Jeff Kobernus. He was injured coming into camp and just started playing in games last week. Clearly, the Tigers weren't thrilled by what they saw.
GM Dave Dombrowski commented tha...