Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon said he's "extremely excited" about Brennan Boesch after the outfielder tweaked his swing over the offseason.
"You'll see better balance, a shorter stride and shorter stroke," McClendon said. "But I don't think you'll see a lot of differences in his stance. He's just going back to what he was doing when he was doing well. He's gotten a lot of different voices out of his head, so to speak." Boesch batted just .240/.286/.372 with 12 homers and a .659 OPS this past season and doesn't have a starting job heading into spring training. It's possible, though, that he could play his way into regular time in left field.