In the third inning of tonight’s Tigers/Angels game, Brennan Boesch fouled a Dan Haren pitch off of his right knee. Boesch immediately writhed in pain, causing head athletic trainer Kevin Rand and Jim Leyland to emerge from the dugout and check on him.
After rubbing some dirt on it and a brief delay, Boesch was given the okay to finish his at bat, which ended with him grounding out to Haren and stranding a runner at third to end the inning. In between innings, the Tigers decided to play it safe with their left fielder, who was hitting .309/.366/.869 entering tonight’s contest.
The official word from the dugout, per Jason Beck, is that Boesch is day-to-day with a right knee contusion. Again, nothing suggests this is a serious injury, but simply the Tigers — loaded with capable outfielders to replace Boesch — playing it safe. We’ll be sure to provide you with any updates, though, should anything change.
The Tigers currently trail the Angels 1-0 in the top of the 6th inning. Justin Verlander just escaped a bases loaded, nobody out jam in the bottom of the 5th inning, completely unscathed.