Red Sox rumors: Boston discussing Brennan Boesch

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Boston Red Sox are talking internally about signing free agent Brennan Boesch.

The Boston Red Sox are talking internally about signing free agent Brennan Boesch, who was released by the Detroit Tigers earlier today, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.

Abraham adds that the Red Sox are trying to determine if Boesch would upgrade the team's bench. Boston is currently carrying reserve outfielders Mike Carp, Mitch Maier, Ryan Sweeney and Drew Sutton in camp.

The Tigers saved nearly $2 million by cutting Boesch earlier today. The 27-year-old was the team's regular right fielder last season, earning the role after being fairly productive in 2010-11. Unfortunately for Boesch and the Tigers, hte outfielder's numbers declined in 2012, as he only hit .240/.286/.372 over 503 plate appearances.

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Boesch made his major league debut with the Tigers in 2010, and he hit .283/.341/.458 with 25 doubles and 16 home runs in 2011. He missed time earlier in camp due to an injury, and Detroit ultimatley opted to go in another direction when it came to filling out their bench.

After cutting Boesch, the Tigers said they had received interest from a half dozen teams in the outfielder. Beyond the Red Sox, Boesch has already been tied to the New York Yankees, New York Mets and Houston Astros since being released.

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