By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor
LSU’s outfield just got a bit less crowded for next season.
Junior outfielder Brennan Breaux is leaving the program and will transfer to UL-Lafayette, LSU coach Paul Mainieri told Tiger Rag on Tuesday morning.
A Lafayette native and Perfect Game All-American coming out of St. Thomas More, Breaux played sparingly as a fourth outfielder in two seasons at LSU. He hit .157 (11-for-70) in 79 career games as a Tiger.
Breaux began last season in a battle with Beau Jordan for the left field job, but saw his playing time greatly reduced once Zach Watson was inserted into the everyday lineup.
The LSU outfield didn’t project any less deep or talented next season, with Watson and Antoine Duplantis back as starters joined by Jordan and highly-touted freshmen Daniel Cabrera and Nick Webre, all of whom are expected to compete for the right field job.
Breaux is the second LSU transfer this offseason, joining left-handed pitcher Blair Frederick.