Leyland: Boesch “tweaked something,” probably lower back
The Tigers have put on their share of power displays during batting practice this spring, ever since camp started. Brennan Boesch became the first casualty of one.
Boesch was scratched from Wednesday’s Tigers starting lineup against the Mets with what was characterized as general soreness. But manager Jim Leyland’s explanation of it was simple enough.
“He hit one over the scoreboard [in batting practice] and tweaked something,” Leyland said Wednesday after the Tigers’ 7-6 win over the Mets. “He’ll probably play tomorrow.”
Trying to keep up with Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder in BP might do that.
Leyland’s explanation did enough to calm some nerves that grew out of the general soreness terminology, not to mention Boesch’s early exit a couple days ago. Boesch said Monday afternoon that he was fine, and that he was a healthy exit early on that game.
Boesch left the ballpark Wednesday before the clubhouse reopened.