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Brennan Boesch rumors: Mets, Yankees, Astros

The New York Mets, New York Yankees and Houston Astros are all expected to at least take a look at free agent Brennan Boesch.

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Tigers released Brennan Boesch this morning, and the New York Mets, New York Yankees and Houston Astros are all expected to at least take a look at the outfielder.

Following Boesch's release, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Mets "appear to have interest" in the 27-year-old. However, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com doesn't get the sense that general manager Sandy Alderson will pursue the outfielder. Still, DiComo points to the signing of Marlon Byrd to suggest that anything could happen. He wouldn't "totally dismiss" the Mets acquiring Boesch.

Joel Sherman of The New York Post has been told that the Yankees will at least look into the possibility of signing Boesch. New York has been on the lookout for outfield help since Curtis Granderson was lost to injury.

Beyond the Mets and Yankees, the Astros are also expected to take a look at Boesch, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. At this point, McTaggart notes that "it remains to be seen" if the outfielder is a fit for Houston.

Boesch hit .283/.341/.458 with 25 doubles and 16 home runs with the Tigers in 2011. However, his totals dipped last season, as he finished with a batting line of .240/.286/.372 over 503 plate appearances.

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