Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
2 months ago

Bradley is not in the lineup for Friday's matchup with the Astros, according to Scott Lauber of ESPN.com.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley recorded just one hit in 23 at-bats over his last seven games, so manager John Farrell decided it was time to give him his first day off since Sept. 4. Rajai Davis will get the start in center field in Bradley's place.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
2 months ago

Bradley (undisclosed) is in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup versus Oakland, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

After playing six innings, Bradley was pulled from Tuesday's game as a precautionary measure after he showed some discomfort following a play in the outfield. He'll start in center field and hit ninth Wednesday night.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
2 months ago

Bradley exited Tuesday's game against the A's after six innings, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley seemed to be a bit shaken up while attempting to make a play in the outfield during the first inning. He stayed in the game and went 1-for-3 with an RBI double before exiting the contest prior to the seventh inning. The reason for his removal has not been announced, but it's possible that it was just a precautionary removal, as the Red Sox were leading 11-1 at the time of his departure.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
2 months ago

Bradley went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

The big swing earned Bradley his first homer, RBI and run in five games since returning from a thumb injury. This season hasn't gone nearly so well for the 27-year-old outfielder as last year did; with a .257 average, 15 long balls, 57 RBI and 51 runs, he's on pace to fall well short of his numbers in all those categories from last season (.267, 26, 87 and 94, respectively). He's in line to keep seeing steady playing time while healthy, but Bradley's offered no reason to expect a hot September.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
3 months ago

Bradley is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Jen McCaffrey of The Springfield Republican reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley returned from a thumb injury over the weekend, so he'll get the day off as the Red Sox look to ease him back into action. Andrew Benintendi will slide over to cover center field in his absence, opening up a spot for Chris Young to start in left.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
3 months ago

Bradley went 1-for-3 in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley returned to the active roster after missing 10 games due to a thumb injury. With hand injuries, there's always a concern that the player's swing will be affected, but Bradley told Tim Britton of the Providence Journal that he doesn't expect that to be a problem.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
3 months ago

Bradley is starting in center field and hitting eighth Saturday against the Yankees, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was activated from the DL after missing 10 games with a sprained left thumb. Look for Bradley to serve as the everyday center fielder over the final month. He is hitting .227/.304/.318 with two home runs and two steals in 132 at-bats since the All-Star break.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
3 months ago

Bradley (thumb) was activated from the 10-day DL on Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear if he has fully recovered from the sprained left thumb that has sidelined him since Aug. 22, but with rosters expanding, the Red Sox had no incentive to keep him on the DL. If he is fully recovered, he should resume his duties as the everyday center fielder. Bradley is hitting .227/.304/.318 with two home runs and two steals in 132 at-bats since the All-Star break.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
3 months ago

Bradley (thumb) was able to take some swings prior to the Red Sox's game Sunday against the Orioles, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After hitting the disabled list Aug. 23 with the sprained left thumb that required him to wear a splint, Bradley looked to be at risk of missing multiple weeks, but he's seemingly coming along far quicker than anticipated. Farrell said that since Bradley has noticed "major improvement" with his condition in recent days, it's now plausible that he'll return in the minimum 10 days, putting him in line to return as soon as Sept. 2. Until Bradley is activated, Andrew Benintendi and the newly acquired Rajai Davis look set to pick up most of the starts in center field.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
3 months ago

Bradley (thumb) will wear a splint for the next week, and is likely to be out for longer than the minimum 10-days while recovering, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley avoided any sort of long-term injury, but will be sidelined for the next couple weeks due to a strained left thumb that he suffered sliding into home plate Tuesday. There should be a more definitive timetable for his return once the splint is taken off, but for the time being, Andrew Benintendi is set to man center field in his absence while Chris Young and Brock Holt enter a platoon in left.