The New York Yankees announced on Friday that they have agreed to terms with former Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch on a one-year contract. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Boesch will receive $1.5 million, plus incentives on the major league contract. The signing virtually guarantees that he will be on the Yankees’ Opening Day roster.
The former third-round pick in the 2006 Amateur Draft had spent his entire career with the Detroit Tigers organization before being released on Wednesday. He had made his major league debut during the 2010 season.
Boesch, 27, is a left-handed corner outfielder who could platoon with a right-handed bat to help replace Curtis Granderson. In 2012, Boesch hit .240 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI in 132 games with the Tigers. Defensively, he started 115 games in right field, committing two errors and recording five assists.
In order to make room for Boesch on the 40-man roster, the Yankees placed RHP Michael Pineda on the 60-day disabled list.
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