Boesch signed, Minor League deal
The Reds have signed veteran outfielder Brennan Boesch to a Minor League contract and invited him to big league camp at Spring Training. According to MLB.com transactions, this signing was completed on Nov. 21.
Boesch, 29, is a career .256/.309/.412 hitter over five seasons for the Tigers, Yankees and Angels. His best year was with Detroit in 2011 when he batted .283/.341/.458 with 16 homers and 54 RBIs. A lefty hitter, he has struggled at the big league level the past three seasons.
Last season was spent mostly in the Minors. Boesch hit .332/.381/.636 with 25 homers and 85 RBIs in 95 games for the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate in 2014.
Incidentally, Boesch and another recent Reds signing, infielder Josh Satin, both attended Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles.