I hope Brian Bogusevic collects air miles since Boston is the latest team for the 33-year-old left-hand hitter and fielder. Bogusevic was drafted by the Astros in 20005 and has seen duty with the Cubs, Marlins, Phillies and Nippon Baseball organizations. In 321 MLB games Bogusevic has hit .238 – not exactly attention-getting.
Bogusevic certainly provides 4A evidence with a career .281 average in 603 games at the Triple-A level. What is of interest to note is that Bogusevic also can pitch or at least give a reasonable facsimile of a pitcher. The career minor league statistics certainly will not make David Price envious – 14-21 and a 5.05 earned run average, but any port in a storm since the Astros once tossed him on the mound for an inning of being pounded (two runs allowed).
Since Bogusevic has a minor league deal he will be shuffled off to Pawtucket unless the PawSox needs a spot for another player and then it will be cut loose time. Bogusevic is the left-handed version of Selsky and that is somewhat of a competition. If the Red Sox have a level of desperation the deciding factor could be based on the need of right or left.
Bogusevic is a very long-shot to return to the majors – especially at his age. The possible plus is a 16.8 UZR/150 for his career.