The last thing you want to hear as a player is that you have been released from the roster. I’ve never been good at any kind of sport, so I wouldn’t know what that’s like. Unfortunately this happens all the time in professional sports, but its part of the game. The Detroit Tigers have cut outfielder Brennan Boesch before Spring Training even concluded.
The Tigers have quite the battle going on for the left field position with a few players in the mix. The starting spot could be wrapped up by, Andy Dirks but it’s not official. However, the role of backup outfielder is wide open with Quintin Berry, Avisail Garcia and even Jeff Kobernus all in the mix for the bench spot. It seemed like Boesch was just the odd man out.
Boesch has been a key part of the Tigers for a few years now and two years ago, you would never guess that he would be cut. He had a rough 2012, only hitting .240 in 132 games, and didn’t make the postseason roster. He was hurt early this spring with an oblique strain, which could have been a big reason to why he was released.
Detroit is one of the best teams in Major League Baseball, so I guess there isn’t any surprise the move happened. It’s unknown where he will go, but I’m sure he won’t be available for very long. He will be a great addition to any number of potential suitors, but there simply was not enough room for him in Detroit.