Boesch signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. 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.
Boesch was outrighted off the 40-man roster Friday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. 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.
The Reds activated outfielders Brennan Boesch (ankle) and Billy Hamilton (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. They also recalled Tony Cingrani, Brandon Finnegan, Josh Smith and Kris Negron from Triple-A Louisville.
Reds outfielder Brennan Boesch began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Saturday. Boesch, who is recovering from an ankle injury, went 0 for 4, serving as the designated hitter for the Bats.
An ankle issue has prompted the Reds to place outfielder Brennan Boesch on the disabled list. A corresponding move has yet to be announced. Boesch has been out since Aug. 23 after fouling a pitch off his ankle.
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