Jackie Bradley Jr. CF/RF BOS 2 days ago

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket and is starting in center field Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox, according to CSN Northeast. Bradley figures to draw the majority of the starts while outfielder Mookie Betts is on the disabled list.

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF/RF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

After losing out on at-bats to Alejando De Aza the last two games, Bradley will now head back to the minors with Shane Victorino (calf) returning from the DL to join the Red Sox's outfield picture. The 25-year-old Bradley is still very much a defensive specialist, as he's gone just 4-for-30 (.133 average) across 14 games in the majors this season.

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF/RF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley has been used as a late-inning defensive replacement in each of the previous two games. He had started six games before that, when Hanley Ramirez was unavailable due to a hand injury.

Bradley may stick around with Boston, even when Shane Victorino (hamstring) is activated off the disabled list. The Red Sox may opt to remove one of their three catchers from the 25-man roster to accommodate Victorino's return. After a fantastic flame out as a hitter in 2014, Bradley has made clear adjustments at the plate this season. And while he's not tearing the cover off the ball, his plate approach has been better.

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF/RF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley was not in the starting lineup in Wednesday's loss to Toronto.

The return of Hanley Ramirez (hand) moved Alejandro De Aza to right field and Bradley to the bench.

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF/RF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley homered and walked in Tuesday night's win over Toronto.

Bradley has appeared in six straight games, but we expect his run to end soon. Hanley Ramirez (hand) is nearing a return -- possibly Wednesday -- and there's talk of Shane Victorino being activated Friday. It would be nice to see Bradley get a larger opportunity against major-league pitching, but it's not in the cards for him at this time.

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF/RF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley will make his fourth straight start in right field Sunday against the Rays, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

With Hanley Ramirez (hand) unavailable and the struggling Rusney Castillo since returned to the minors, it looks like Bradley could enjoy a pathway to regular at-bats on at least a short-term basis. While Bradley's criticisms at the plate remain salient -- he's slashing just .143/.208/.143 through nine games with Boston this season -- he unquestionably upgrades the team's corner-outfield defense, which just may be enough for him to stick around in an everyday role.

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF/RF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Friday night's win over Tampa Bay.

Bradley has hits in both games he's appeared in since being called up to Boston. His playing time may take a hit when Hanley Ramirez (hand) is ready to play, and we wonder what the eventual return of Shane Victorino (calf) means for Bradley's roster spot.

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF/RF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley went 2-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

Bradley was called up earlier in the day and will get some fill-in duty for as long as Hanley Ramirez (hand) is unavailable. He's stumbled in his previous major-league stints, and now may Bradley's last chance to prove he can hit major-league pitching.

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF/RF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday and will bat ninth in the order against the Orioles.

After Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia both had early exits from Wednesday's game, the Red Sox have brought Bradley back up from Triple-A to play right field on Thursday. Bradley is hitless in 13 at-bats with the Red Sox this season and hasn't been with the big league club since May 19. He'll take over in right field with Alejandro De Aza sliding over to left field for the injured Hanley Ramirez.

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF/RF BOS 2 months ago

Red Sox manager John Farrell said there are no plans at this time to bring Bradley up from Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Herald reports.

We can understand Farrell being questioned about Bradley, who is hitting .335/.406/.497 for the PawSox. Not so much about Bradley's ability as a hitter, which he still needs to prove at the major-league level, but his elite defense. Boston's outfield play has been rather comical. If outfielders aren't making outright errors, there have been misplays, poor routes and sometimes poor effort.