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Tigers' Boesch likely out for season

Posted on: September 4, 2011 7:17 pm
 
Brennan BoeschBy C. Trent Rosecrans

If the Tigers make the playoffs, they'll do it without outfielder Brennan Boesch. The 26-year-old will have surgery later this week to repair a torn tendon in his right thumb, he told reporters before Sunday's game against the White Sox.

Boesch is expected to make a full recovery in time for spring training. Boesch hurt his thumb swinging at a Justin Masterson fastball on Aug. 9, but tried to play through it. On Aug. 24, he had enough, removing himself from the game. Hitting .283/.341/.458 with 16 home runs on the season, Boesch hit .240/.296/.280 after the injury. He was last used Wednesday as a pinch-runner.

Boesch said he tried to fight through the pain and even used a splint, but in the end, he wasn't performing like he knew he could.

"But the way I swing and follow through, I just wasn't able to perform," Boesch told reporters (Detroit News). "The ligament is torn. I don't have a soft, easy swing. It's a violent swing. I finish high, with one hand. My goal every time I step on the field is to do damage and be a threat."

With Boesch's injury, last month's waiver deal to get outfielder Delmon Young from the Twins looks that much better. Since joining the Tigers, Young has hit .280/.282/.451 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 19 games.

The Tigers also activated reliever Al Alburquerque earlier in the day. The right-hander had been on the DL as a result of a concussion.

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Tigers' Boesch likely out for season

Hope all goes well with the surgery and recovery!  Get well soon Brennan!





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