Matthew Boyd is no longer a member of the Detroit Tigers as the team made the decision to non-tender him at the Nov. 30 deadline.
But Boyd is not ready for his time with the Tigers to end. In fact, on Monday, Boyd told the Detroit Free Press that he will “always be open to coming back” to Detroit.
“It hurt, just being completely honest,” Boyd said Monday. “It’s tough. It’s tough because you give everything for the organization. You know that it’s not an end, but you understand the business side, and you can’t fault them for it.”
“I don’t think that door has closed,” Boyd said. “If it doesn’t work out this year, I don’t think it’s closed in the future. I love the organization. Detroit is a second home. It’s the birthplace of our daughter. It’s where our family grew from two to six. I don’t think that door has closed. It’s not closed on my end. I would always be open to coming back. Who knows what the future holds, but I wouldn’t be against it.”
“I hope they know that I gave it my best every single time I picked up the baseball,” Boyd said. “They got all I had. The best is still ahead of me. We had some tough years. That was really, really tough. But we kept our eyes forward and still did our best to represent the Old English D well by giving all we had every single night. We did that collectively and personally. I don’t know if that was received that way, but that’s how I felt on the inside.”
Nation, would you like to see Boyd eventually return to the Tigers?