Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 6 Days

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 23 Days

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.

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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.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 1 Month

Bradley has been working with Red Sox assistant hitting coach Victor Rodriguez in Fort Myers, attempting to rediscover the stroke he utilized in the minors, when he looked like a potential leadoff hitter, WEEI.com reports.The goal is to get Bradley staying on top of the ball, so Rodriguez developed a simplitic strategy. He stretched a rope across the batting screen at eye level and has instructed Bradley not to swing at anything over the rope line. "Staying under the line means staying on top of the ball," Rodriguez said. "You've got to stay short and through the ball. It's a target that you visualize, and it forces you to stay on top."

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Bradley went 0-for-4 in Thursday night's loss to the Pirates. Since his recall Sept. 5, Bradley is 1-for-27.

The rookie center fielder is batting .203, which will be the lowest average ever for a Boston rookie with at least 350 plate appearances. With Boston's addition of outfielders in the past six weeks, Bradley's future in Boston appears to be as a fifth outfielder who can play superb defense.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 7 Months

Bradley was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Bradley will return to occupy a spot on the team's expanded September roster, a little over two weeks after being demoted due to his offensive struggles. The 24-year-old is an outstanding defender, but his bat remained stagnant upon his assignment to Pawtucket, as he went on to bat just .212/.246/.273 in his 14 games with the affiliate. Further, there have been reports that the coaching staff just hasn't been able to get through to Bradley, so he may only see opportunities as a late-game replacement and as a pinch-hitter over the final weeks of the season.

Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 7 Months

Red Sox manager Ben Cherington said team concerns about Bradley's willingness to work with team officials and coaches was not a factor in the outfielder's demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, WEEI.com reports. A report on the blog Over The Monster cited two major league sources who said there was growing frustration with Bradley due to his "stubbornness with the coaching staff."

Both sources said it was Bradley's attitudem coupled with an unwillingness to work with coaches to fix his swing, that led to his demotion. Cherington, while not disavowing the notion that coaches could not reach Bradley, said the decision to demote was based solely on the player's offensive struggles. Bradley took to Twitter to defend himself. Whatever the case, the player and the team have some work to do to repair the relationship. Cherington added that Bradley is expected rejoin the Red Sox after the Triple-A playoffs are over.