So the season's end approaching isn't a bad thing.
"It will be good for him to get away," Tigers manager Jim Leyland. "He'll be fine. I like him a lot."
Leyland said before Tuesday's season opener against Texas that he hasn't lost faith in Boesch. The 25-year-old was on the bench for the second time in three games, with the Tigers facing Rangers left-hander Derek Holland on Tuesday night.
"He can run, he can throw, he can hit with power," Leyland said. "There was a stretch there arguably where he was producing better than anybody in baseball for about two months. When we had him and Magglio [Ordonez] and [Miguel] Cabrera all going there at the same time, we were pretty good."
Leyland spoke like a veteran manager when he was asked about Boesch's status for next season.
"He'll compete for a spot," Leyland said. "Whether he gets it is up to him."