Chicago White Sox: Brennan Boesch
March, 13, 2013
By Bruce Levine
Andrew B. Fielding/US PresswireA change of scenery might benefit Brennan Boesch, who has power from the left side.MESA, Ariz. -- The Detroit Tigers may have done the Chicago White Sox or Chicago Cubs a favor by releasing outfielder Brennan Boesch on Wednesday.
Boesch, who will be 28 next month, had a strained oblique early in spring training and had just started to play again. He is a lifetime .259 hitter with 42 home runs and 175 RBIs. His best season was in 2010 when he batted .283 with 16 home runs, 54 RBIs and a .799 OPS. Boesch missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing right thumb surgery and batted .240 with 12 home runs in 132 games last season.
Two talent evaluators told ESPNChicago.com that a change of scenery might be the best thing for Boesch.
"This kid lost his confidence last season," an American League scout said. "He has good power and runs well for a big man. I think a number of clubs will make him an offer."