Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch did not waste any time in getting his ailing thumb surgically repaired after it was announced Sunday that he was planning to have it soon, effectively ending his season. According to the Detroit Free Press, he had surgery on Tuesday morning:
Brennan Boesch had surgery this morning to repair the torn ligament in his right thumb. The procedure, performed by Dr. Thomas Graham of the Cleveland Clinic, "went very well," said Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand.
If Boesch would have had the surgery earlier in the season, he would have been inactive for at least 10-to-12 weeks, so it’s safe to say he will not be returning this year.
Boesch finished this season hitting .283/.341/.799 with 16 home runs and 54 runs batted in, a slight improvement upon his rookie numbers that helped him earn 5th place in the American League Rookie of the Year voting.