Brennan Boesch, who was released by the Tigers on Wednesday finds himself in a Yankee uniform on Friday. The Yankees were quick to pounce on Boesch, who was released by the Tigers after having a dismal Spring Training and a weak 2012 season. Boesch is primarily a right fielder, but the Yankees already have a gold glove right fielder in Ichiro Suzuki, so Boesch will find playing time in left field until the return of Curtis Granderson to the Yankees lineup. At that point, Boesch will likely be optioned to the minor leagues,which is his final remaining option.
The Yankees are trying to find a replacement for Curtis Granderson until Granderson returns in mid-May. Melky Mesa, who is making a case for the left field job is having a fantastic spring. If he keeps it up, Mesa has a legitimate chance of making the Yankees bench as a right handed compliment to Brennan Boesch. Boesch will report to GMS Field in time for tomorrow's game.