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Tigers to tender Brennan Boesch a contract

Detroit outfielder will get another chance to carve out a role with the Tigers

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski met with the media on Tuesday to speak about the team's plans for the offseason. According to reports from the press conference, Dombrowski and the Tigers expect to tender a contract offer to outfielder Brennan Boesch.

Boesch's status with the team appeared shaky after the Tigers left him off of the 25-man playoff roster. The 27-year old, left-handed hitter finished the season with a .240 batting average and .659 OPS with 12 home runs and 54 RBI.

By signing Boesch the Tigers could use him as part of a trade before the season starts. If not, Boesch will compete for a spot on the roster in Detroit as a reserve outfielder against some familiar faces in Quintin Berry, Avisail Garcia and Don Kelly.

The contract won't guarantee Boesch a spot on the big club out of spring training, so he should be motivated in that competition for a roster spot to avoid starting next season at Triple-A Toledo.