Brennan Boesch
DH FA
3 months ago

Boesch announced Tuesday that he has retired from professional baseball, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old wasn't able to pick up a spring-training invite from any team after he batted just .221/.266/.345 over 158 plate appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox organization last season. Prior to that, Boesch had been a respectable platoon outfielder in the big leagues in stints with the Tigers, Yankees, Angels and Reds. Over parts of six seasons in the majors, Boesch hit .250 and amassed 48 homers, good for a career wRC+ of 89.

Brennan Boesch
DH FA
12 months ago

Boesch (wrist) was activated off the disabled list Friday and reported to Triple- A Pawtucket, Bill Koch of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Boesch wasn't in the PawSox's lineup Friday, but after a lengthy rehab stint at extended spring training and fresh from the Gulf Coast League, the six-year veteran's arrival comes at an opportune time as Boston deals with injuries in the outfield. If Boesch can get back to the form that made him a regular with the Tigers from 2010-12, the Red Sox may need his services in Boston.

Brennan Boesch
DH FA
1 year ago

Boesch was reassigned to minor league camp Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Boesch underwent wrist surgery last week and is expected to miss 2-to-3 months, so his exclusion from the Opening Day roster comes as no surprise. The soon-to-be-31-year-old likely didn't stand much of a chance of making the roster anyway, and the injury further impedes any opportunity he had to work his way back to the majors later in the year.

Brennan Boesch
DH FA
1 year ago

Boesch underwent wrist surgery Tuesday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, Boesch will be facing an 8-to-12 week recovery timetable. The outfielder was seen as a longshot to make the Opening Day roster to begin with, but the broken wrist he suffered last week in spring training will effectively rule out any chance he may have had to work his way back to the big leagues until toward the end of the season.

Brennan Boesch
DH FA
1 year ago

Boesch has been diagnosed with a right wrist injury and is out indefinitely, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Boesch exited Friday's spring training game after diving for a fly ball and had to be helped off the field by trainers. After going in for X-rays, he has officially been diagnosed with a broken wrist. As a non-roster invitee, this effectively ends his bid at landing a spot on the Opening Day roster. A timetable on his return should be made available later in the weekend.

Brennan Boesch
DH FA
1 year ago

Boesch departed Friday's spring game with a wrist injury, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Boesch appeared to injury the wrist while diving for a fly ball, and he was escorted off the field by team trainers. It certainly appeared to be a severe injury on the surface, but an official diagnosis may not come until later in the weekend. Boesch is unlikely to make the final roster but is expected to provide organizational depth this season.

Brennan Boesch
DH FA
1 year ago

Boesch signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former Rookie of the Year candidate has played just 101 major league games over the past three seasons as a member of the Yankees, Angels, and Reds. Boesch was slowed by an ankle injury in 2015 and was eventually outrighted off the Reds' 40-man roster in October. According to Heyman, Boesch will earn a $1 million salary if he is able to make the major league club this season.

Brennan Boesch
DH FA
2 years ago

Boesch was outrighted off the 40-man roster Friday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Boesch split time evenly between Triple-A Louisville and the majors, but struggled mightily in his time with the major league club, slashing just .146/.191/.202 in 51 games. The 30-year-old does have good power, though he hit just five homers in 2015, but will likely be reduced to a bench role again next season.

Brennan Boesch
DH FA
2 years ago

Boesch (ankle) was reinstated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

After a quick, three-day rehab assignment at Triple-A, Boesch will return to Cincinnati, where he figures to see a decent amount of playing time as a corner outfielder over the final few weeks of the season. The 30-year-old has gone just 9-for-66 with 23 strikeouts in 36 major league games in 2015.

Brennan Boesch
DH FA
2 years ago

Boesch (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Three days with the affiliate is all Boesch is expected to need to get back up to speed before rejoining the big league club. It's possible Boesch could take on a fair share of the playing time in left field upon his return, but he's gone just 9-for-66 with two extra-base hits, 23 strikeouts and three walks with the Reds so far this season (.341 OPS).