DETROIT (WQLR) -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch was unconditionally released from the team today after the organization announced Andy Dirks as the likely left field starter on opening day.
Boesch finished the 2012 season with a .240 batting average to go with 12 home runs and 54 RBI. He was left off of last season's playoff roster.
The team tried to trade Boesch during the offseason but could not find the right fit. The move will save the Tigers $1.9 million in salary space.
Boesch's 2011 campaign began with the hitter leading many categories by June, including hits and his .380 batting average. However, a torn ligament cut the 27 year old's season short. He suffered a tweaked oblique muscle at the beginning of Spring Training as well.