Brennan Boesch agrees to deal with Yankees

(WXYZ) - Brennan Boesch sat on the Tigers bench as he watched his teammates beat the New York Yankees last October in the American League Championship Series.

Now, he's making the jump to the other side.

The former Tigers outfielder, released earlier this week, has agreed to a major league deal with the Yankees.

The 27-year-old tweaked an oblique muscle at the start of spring training and was hitting .188 (3 for 16) with no RBIs. He will receive 30 days' termination pay, $377,049 from the Tigers, rather than his $2.3 million salary he was originall owed.

Boesch hit .240 with 12 home runs in 132 games last year, then was left off the postseason roster. He missed the 2011 postseason because of a right thumb injury that required surgery.

Boesch was in the mix for playing time this season in left field, but Andy Dirks and Quintin Berry have been competing for time at that position. Detroit signed Torii Hunter during the offseason to play right field.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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