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Yankees Sign Brennan Boesch To One-Year, $1.5M Deal

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Brennan Boesch formerly of the Detroit Tigers has signed a one-year deal with the NY Yankees.  (File Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Brennan Boesch formerly of the Detroit Tigers has signed a one-year deal with the NY Yankees. (File Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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Just two days after being released by the Tigers, Brennan Boesch has landed with another 2012 playoff team. He has signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal — plus possible incentives — with the New York Yankees, reports CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.

Boesch, 27, finished fifth in AL Rookie of the Year voting in 2010 and then hit .283/.341/.458 with 16 homers in just 115 games in 2011. But last season, he hit just .240/.286/.372 with 12 homers in 503 plate appearances. He struck out 104 times while walking just 26.

Worth mention here is that Boesch is left-handed and Yankee Stadium plays very favorable for left-handed power hitters. In 32 career plate appearances in Yankee Stadium, Boesch has hit .367/.375/.533 with a homer and six RBI.

Catch the rest of the Boesch trade story HERE. 

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