by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/13/2013) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre outfielder Brennan Boesch was placed on the seven-day Triple-A DL Wednesday for a recurring shoulder injury.
Boesch, 28, hit .275 with three home runs and two doubles in 51 at-bats for the Yankees this season.
Brennan Boesch leaves game at Triple-A
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/5/2013) Yankees recently demoted outfielder Brennan Boeschleft Wednesday's game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with shoulder tightness, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
Boesch said he's been battling the shoulder tightness for a while. He is day to day for Scranton.
Brennan Boesch optioned to clear room for pitcher
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/3/2013) The Yankees optioned outfielder Brennan Boesch to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Monday to clear a roster spot for starting pitcher Andy Pettitte, who was activated off the disabled list. Boesch hit .625 (5 for 8) with one double, one home run and three RBI in three games since his latest recall May 25.
Brennan Boesch goes deep
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/29/2013) Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch had a big offensive night Wednesday during a home loss to the Mets. Boesch went 3 for 4 in the game.
The outfielder hit his third home run in the fourth inning off Jeremy Hefner for a solo shot with one out. He added two singles and drove in a second run. Boesch is batting .271.
The 28-year-old has hits in three straight with three RBI. Still, he has just eight RBI on the year over 22 games.
Brennan Boesch accepting of fourth-outfielder role
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/26/2013) Following his recall Saturday, Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch said he's ready to settle back into his role as a fourth outfielder and likely platoon partner with Ichiro Suzuki in right field.
"I don’t expect anything," Boesch said, per The Journal News. "I just go about it nowadays just with my head down, taking an approach where you’re just kind of playing, and whatever happens happens, kind of thing. It’s been a roller coaster these last couple weeks, and you never know what to expect."
Brennan Boesch gets the call
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/25/2013) With Curtis Granderson headed to the disabled list with a fractured left pinky, the Yankees announced Saturday the recall of outfielder Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Boesch appeared in 20 games earlier in the season for the Yankees, hitting just .209 in 43 at-bats. He did add four extra-base hits and five RBI to his line.
Brennan Boesch likely to rejoin Yankees
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/25/2013) Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch was packing his bags Friday night, making it likely he'll rejoin the Yankees in the wake of Curtis Granderson's injury, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
Boesch hit .209/.244/.419 with two home runs in 43 at-bats for the Yankees earlier this season. He hit .208/.367/.250 in 24 at-bats with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Brennan Boesch optioned to minors
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Indians. Boesch went 1 for 4 in the opening game, barely nudging his season average to .209.
Brennan Boesch homers for Yankees
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch homered for the second time this season on Sunday during a 3-2 win over Toronto. Boesch went deep in the second inning off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for a solo shot.
Boesch went 1 for 3 in the game and is batting .233 on the year. He'd been in an 0-for-8 slump over his previous three games. Boesch has three RBI on the year with four strikeouts over 30 at-bats.
Boesch said he "came up too quick" on the ball and it allowed Johnson and Jose Molina to advance to second and third. Ben Zobrist then doubled to score both runners.
"I'm not so sure that both runs score on Zobrist's hit," Girardi said, according to ESPN. "It's hard to say. Maybe [Andy Pettitte] gets a double-play ball. It's just different."
Boesch went 0 for 3 with a strikeout at the plate and is batting .222 with a homer and two RBI over 27 at-bats.
Brennan Boesch raises average with two hits
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch recorded his first multi-hit performance in Sunday's series finale against the Orioles. He went 2 for 3 with a run scored in the 3-0 win.
The 28-year-old singled in his first at-bat before leading off the fifth inning with another base hit.
Boesch is batting .313 (5 for 16) through eight games with one homer and two RBI. He has made three starts.
Brennan Boesch taking grounders at first base
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch has been taking ground balls at first base, a position he hasn't played since high school, reports the Journal News.
Manager Joe Girardi wants Boesch available as another option beyond Lyle Overbay and Kevin Youkilis with Mark Teixeira out.
"If I was horrible, I’d tell them, don’t even try," Boesch said. "But I feel like every day I get a little better and every day I feel like I can help the team if they need me over there soon enough."
Boesch has made two starts for New York and has gone 2 for 11 (.182) entering Tuesday's game in Cleveland.
Brennan Boesch yet to record RBI
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Outfielder Brennan Boesch hasn't made much of an offensive impact in his first few games with the Yankees. Boesch, who started twice against his former team -- Detroit -- over the weekend, is batting .200 (2 for 10) with one triple through four games.
Boesch has no home runs, no RBI and no walks. He has struck out one.
Brennan Boesch going to make roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated Thursday outfielder Brennan Boesch will make the 25-man roster, according to the New York Post. Boesch has gone 4 for 19 (.211) in six games since being picked up from Detroit.
Brennan Boesch homers in return to lineup
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Yankees left fielder Brennan Boesch returned from a bout of rib soreness to homer in Wednesday's game against the Orioles. It was Boesch's first home run of the spring and his only hit in four trips to the plate. He is hitting just .188 this spring and may be squeezed out of playing time with the Yankees' recent acquisition of Vernon Wells.
Brennan Boesch feeling better for Yankees
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch, who has been dealing with some soreness in his ribcage, should be OK going forward, ESPN reports Sunday.
Boesch "feels good," according to general manager Brian Cashman. He did not play on Sunday in Grapefruit League action, but the outfielder believes the Yankees are being "overly cautious" at this point.
Brennan Boesch checks out fine, will return next week
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch visited a team doctor and "checked out fine," according to MLB.com. He was scratched Friday after requesting a heat pack for his ribs, but a doctor's visit revealed nothing serious. He is expected to return to action by Wednesday.
Yankees cautious with Brennan Boesch
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch (ribs), who is trying to win a bench spot this spring, will likely be held out for the next three days as a precaution. Boesch was a late scratch from the lineup Friday because of sore left ribs.
"We want to get him back as soon as possible, but we don't want to hurt him," manager Joe Girardi said.
Boesch was released by Detroit last week and signed with New York two days later. "The manager wanted to be extra cautious," he said. "I just felt some soreness. I was taking a lot of swings the past couple of weeks. I made the trip, two hours to play. But we played it smart I guess."
Brennan Boesch scratched with stiff left rib cage
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013)Brennan Boesch has been scratched from the Yankees' Grapefruit League game Friday with a stiff left rib cage, Evan Drellich of MLB.com reports. The extent of the injury is unknown.
Is Boesch worth a look?
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (3/15/2013) The Yankees' signing of ex-Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch gives him a real opportunity to play, as he could fill the gap left by Curtis Granderson's fractured right forearm. Aside from the fact that Boesch might only be needed as a regular for about a month, is there any reason to look at him as a Fantasy option?
The good news is that Boesch could easily rebound from last season's uninspiring stat line, anchored by a .240 batting average and 12 home runs. Boesch is notoriously streaky, and even last year, he had a 34-game stretch where he hit .303 with nine doubles and four home runs. However, when Boesch's streaks balance out, owners are left with an outfielder who will hit around .260 with moderate power. He can reappear on the radar of owners in AL-only leagues, but mixed league owners can move on.
Brennan Boesch lands with Yankees
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) Just two days after being released by the Tigers, outfielder Brennan Boesch agreed to a contract with the Yankees on Friday for $1.5 million plus $600,000 in incentives, depending on plate appearances, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported. Of the $1.5 million, only $500,000 is guaranteed. Boesch was released Wednesday after failing to secure the starting left field job in a competition with Andy Dirks. He hit just .188 with one extra-base hit over seven games in Grapefruit League play.
Boesch hits free-agent market
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/13/2013) The Tigers announced Wednesday they released outfielder Brennan Boesch, freeing up Andy Dirks to be the team's primary left fielder. As weve gone through this, Andy Dirks we feel has won the job to be our left fielder, team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said, per MLB.com. And in Brennans case, we were really looking more for a right-handed hitting outfielder out there [to mix] in left field. Dombrowski said a half a dozen clubs inquired about trading for Boesch, but no deal could be worked out. I have tried to trade his contract at various times here throughout the spring, even leading into spring training, thinking that a change of scenery would be best for him. [We] have not been successful in doing that, have had numerous clubs talk to me about him, but I think youve reached the point where a lot of people talk about the salary aspect of it. Unless they really think hes going to step in and be their guy, they havent been prepared to do anything in the trade market.
Boesch homers in return to game action
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch singled and hit a long home run on Tuesday in a return to action against Class A West Michigan in an exhibition game, reports the Detroit News. Boesch, who has put his oblique issues behind him, could not have felt better with his first competitive swings of the spring. "I was excited," Boesch said. "I know there were only 200 people in the stands, but it felt like opening day at Comerica to me."
Boesch's absence lingers
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/27/2013) Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch, who has been sidelined by an oblique injury, hoped to be playing in spring games by the middle of this week, but he was once again left out of the lineup Wednesday. Boesch said he's no longer predicting when he'll be back in the lineup. "Getting closer," he said Wednesday morning, per The Detroit News. "One day at a time."
Boesch aiming for debut soon
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013) Detroit outfielder Brennan Boesch participated in batting practice Tuesday as he continues to recover from a right oblique injury that has sidelined him since the beginning of camp, MLB.com reports. Boesch said he hopes to be able to take live batting practice -- with a Tigers starter pitching -- either Wednesday or Thursday, and possibly play in a Grapefruit League game this weekend.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/21/2013)The Detroit News reports Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch, who is recovering from a right oblique injury, said he is "getting better" and getting closer to being game ready. "I hope to be playing by middle of next week," he said.
Tigers cautious with Boesch
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/19/2013) Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday the training staff is pleased with how outfielder Brennan Boesch is progressing in his recovery from a right oblique injury, but added he's likely to hold Boesch out of spring games this weekend. "I don't want to sound cold about it," Leyland said, "but right now he's not available, so I'm not going to get all crazy about playing time and get into it. I can't do anything about it."
Boesch has oblique issue
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/17/2013) Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch is sitting out workouts for the time being as he is dealing with a tweaked oblique muscle, reports MLB.com Sunday. The Tigers are calling Boesch day to day at the moment. "It's February," he said. "You don't want to take any chances right now. Get it over with so I can get plenty of at-bats during spring training." Boesch is attempting to bounce back this season from a down 2012. He changed his swing over the winter.
Boesch has 'high ceiling'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/11/2013)The Detroit News reports Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon said he is "extremely excited" about outfielder Brennan Boesch's development as spring training opens. "It's about the work we've already done in Detroit," McClendon said, "and the work that he's done in the offseason. I look forward to building on that. This guy has a high ceiling." McClendon said he has the same kind of feeling he had with Austin Jackson last season after he made some subtle changes to his approach at the plate. "You'll see better balance, a shorter stride and shorter stroke," McClendon said. "But I don't think you'll see a lot of differences in his stance. He's just going back to what he was doing when he was doing well. He's gotten a lot of different voices out of his head, so to speak."
Boesch to compete in LF
(1/23/2013) The Detroit Free Press reports Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Wednesday that Andy Dirks and Brennan Boesch will compete for the starting job in left field during the spring. CBSSports.com Senior Writer Danny Knobler reported Tuesday Detroit has been calling around trying to trade Boesch. "We all come in with a clean slate, every one of us, not just Boesch," Leyland said. "We all start over."
Tigers trying to move Boesch
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/22/2013) CBSSports.com reports Senior Writer Danny Knobler the Tigers have been calling around and trying to trade outfielder Brennan Boesch.
Tigers, Boesch avoid arbitration
(1/18/2013) The Tigers and outfielder Brennan Boesch avoided arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million contract. Boesch batted .240 last season with 12 home runs and 54 RBI.