Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 1 week ago

Bradley reached base five times in six at-bats for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. He singled twice, walked twice and was hit by a pitch, raising his season on-base percentage to .404.

Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles told the Providence Journal that Bradley's swing path is looking like it was when he was a rising star in the minor leagues. Boles also noted the improvement in Bradley's lower half, saying there a less moving parts. "He's getting his lower half established and then he's able to see the ball," said the manager.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 2 weeks ago

Bradley had three hits, a double and knocked in a run for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.

Bradley's scorching to start the season, going 6-for-17 with three doubles and three runs scored. One alarming thing about Bradley's experience at the major league level was an increased strikeout rate, relative to his minor league career, but he's whiffed just twice in 17 plate appearances. He's produced well after three games, but there's still no room for him in Boston at this time.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 2 weeks ago

Bradley had two hits with a double and two runs scored for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

Bradley has lined up as the PawSox' starting center fielder in the first two games and is 3-for-10 with two doubles and three runs scored. With such a log-jam in Boston and the money heaped on Rusney Castillo, Bradley's best bet is to find himself as a hitter and get traded to another organization.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 3 weeks ago

Bradley was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

This was expected all along, with Bradley's well-documented offensive struggles and Mookie Betts' emergence in center field. Bradley did, however, show some encouraging signs in spring training (17-for-45 with just seven strikeouts), and will look to carry that success over to Pawtucket this season. Considering the Red Sox's logjam of outfielders, it's hard to imagine Bradley finding his way to a significant major league role barring a trade.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley went 2-for-2 in Saturday's game against the Pirates and is now hitting .345 (10-for-29) in 11 spring games.

So far, so good for Bradley, whose struggles at the plate in 2014 were epic. The Red Sox will likely have him open the season at Triple-A Pawtucket where he can get daily at-bats and work on sustaining this hitting success over a longer period of time.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley started in center field Thursday and lined a single in three at-bats in a game against the Pirates. It was his sixth hit in five spring games.

The longer it takes for Rusney Castillo to return from an oblique injury, the greater the chance of Bradley starting the season with Boston. His placement when spring training ends will also depend on any potential trades involving Allen Craig and/or Shane Victorino. If those two remain on the roster and Castillo needs time on the DL, Boston will still have five capable outfielders even without Bradley.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 2 months ago

Bradley went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's game against the Rays. He is now 5-of-13 with two doubles in four games this spring.

Bradley is most likely to end up at Triple-A Pawtucket to start the season, but there's a chance he opens the season with Boston if Rusney Castillo (oblique) is delayed.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 2 months ago

Bradley had a hard-hit double, a single, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday night's game against the Twins.

Bradley's getting an increased opportunity to play with the injury to Rusney Castillo and it's promising to see him put some good swings on balls. He's worked hard in the offseason to reclaim the swing he once had in the minors.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 2 months ago

Bradley will get more reps in center field as a result of Rusney Castillo's oblique injury, the Boston Globe reports.

Castillo will be out at least a week, maybe more, which opens the door for Bradley to potentially make the final roster that heads north in April.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 2 months ago

Bradley has drawn the interest of the Atlanta Braves, according to ESPN Boston. The Braves made an offer early in the offseason, but could not put together a match acceptable to Boston, according to a league source.The Red Sox still hold Bradley in high regard and will likely place him at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he can hopefully re-find the plate approach he once exhibited in the minors but lost at the pro level.