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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bradley hit leadoff and played center field for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday. He went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Bradley was sent down to Pawtucket on Monday after holding down a roster spot in Boston all season despite obvious offensive struggles. With just two weeks left in the Triple-A season, the timing of Bradley's demotion is a touch strange. The goal is to see if he can get his bat back on track.

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Bradley was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Bradley was finally awakening at the plate of late, batting .313 (5-for-16) with two RBI, three runs, one stole base, and two walks versus four strikeouts. However, he hasn't displayed any consistency in that venture, which has spurred the Red Sox to recall Mookie Betts to log time in the outfield.

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Bradley went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Friday night's loss to the Astros. He had hits in each of the last two games before Friday.

Any thoughts that Bradley might be snapping out of his most recent drought were quashed Friday. He's now struck out in 20 of his last 42 at-bats.

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Bradley snapped a hitless streak, going 1-for-3 in Wednesday night's win over the Reds. He had gone 35 straight at-bats without a hit before his second-inning single.

Bradley has seen his playing time drop over the last couple of weeks, largely due to the hitless streak.

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Bradley was back in the starting lineup Sunday and went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Boston's win over the Angels. Bradley is having an historically poor hitting season, which got worse Sunday. He's now hitless in his last 35 at-bats with 18 strikeouts.

Of the players in the league with enough at-bats to qualify, Bradley is 147th in average (.211), 141st in on-base percentage (.281) and dead last in slugging (.289). He's striking out in 29.2 percent of his plate appearances, an exceedingly high rate for a player whose game is not power. If not for his defense -- Bradley's saved 16 runs this season -- he wouldn't get any playing time. Bradley still has minor-league options and it might be best for him to spend an extended amount of time there.