(Bridgeport, Conn. – May 16, 2014) – Bridgeport Bluefish team officials today announced that outfielder Brandon Boggs has had his contract purchased by the Atlanta Braves organization. He will report to Triple-A Gwinnett of the International League.
“Brandon has shown a lot during his limited time here with us this season,” says Bluefish manager Willie Upshaw. “He has a tremendous amount of talent and we wish him the best with his new organization.”
Boggs appeared in 18 games for the Bluefish in 2014, posting a .324 batting average with one home run, seven RBI, nine runs scored, and two stolen bases. The 31-year-old has played parts of four seasons at the Major League level as a member of the Texas Rangers from 2008-2010 and Milwaukee Brewers in 2011. Boggs had his best big league season as a rookie compiling a .226 batting average with 17 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 41 RBI in 101 games. In 130 career MLB games, he has recorded a .209 batting average with a .315 on base percentage, 18 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 43 RBI.
In 2012, the Georgia native played his only season in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system appearing with their Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis registering a .259 batting average with 24 doubles, nine home runs and 57 RBI in 127 games. The slugger posted his best season as a professional in 2010 posting a .290 batting average with 25 doubles, five triples and 10 home runs in 103 games with the Texas Rangers Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City before being recalled to the Major Leagues in mid-August. In 911 career minor league games, Boggs owns a .260 batting average with 185 doubles, 32 triples, 91 home runs, 420 RBI, 510 runs scored and 76 stolen bases.
Brandon was selected by the Texas Rangers in the fourth round of the 2004 amateur draft (111th overall) out of Georgia Tech.
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