OUTJackie Bradley Jr.
CF/RF BOS
3 hours ago

Bradley is not starting Friday against the Tigers, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley failed to impress in the first half of the season, hitting just .210/.297/.345, though he does have a career-high 11 steals. He'll sit Friday, with Mookie Betts sliding over to center field and J.D. Martinez moving out to right.

OUTJackie Bradley Jr.
CF/RF BOS
1 week ago

Bradley went 2-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI and two doubles in Tuesday's win against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley has 29 RBI for the season, six of which have come over his last five games. The 28-year-old has a .205/.295/.337 slash line in 264 at-bats this season, but will likely continue to see regular at bats for the Red Sox due to his stellar defense in center field.

OUTJackie Bradley Jr.
CF/RF BOS
2 weeks ago

Bradley is out of Monday's lineup against the Rangers, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

With lefty Mike Minor toeing the rubber for Texas, the Red Sox will give J.D. Martinez the start in right field while Mookie Betts slides over to center field. Bradley is hitting .202 with four home runs and five steals over his last 104 at-bats.

OUTJackie Bradley Jr.
CF/RF BOS
2 weeks ago

Bradley went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a tough first half at the plate for Bradley, but he's caught fire lately, going 11-for-28 (.393) over his last nine games with two homers, two steals and eight RBI. Given how streaky he's been throughout his career, don't be surprised if he stays locked in right through to the All-Star break.

OUTJackie Bradley Jr.
CF/RF BOS
2 weeks ago

Bradley is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox are rotating their outfielders throughout the series, which takes place at a National League park. J.D. Martinez, the regular designated hitter, will move out to right field Tuesday, moving Mookie Betts to center and Bradley to the bench.

OUTJackie Bradley Jr.
CF/RF BOS
3 weeks ago

Bradley went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 9-1 win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley has strung together two consecutive multi-hit games, the first time that's happened this season, and brings hope to all those fantasy owners who have been patient with the struggling center fielder. Manager Alex Cora has stuck by him as well, noting the work Bradley's put in fine-tuning his approach and mechanics. To the manager's eye, the outfielder has been making good contact but unlucky. Bradley's .255 BABIP suggests there's some truth in Cora's belief.

OUTJackie Bradley Jr.
CF/RF BOS
4 weeks ago

Bradley went 3-for-3 and stole his eighth base of the season in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The multi-hit effort was just the sixth of the season for Bradley, who last collected multiple hits June 5. In between, he batted .102 (5-for-49) over 15 games. The Red Sox remain patient while waiting for their defensively gifted center fielder to break out of a season long slump, but one wonders how much longer they'll sit back. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported the Red Sox have inquired about Oakland outfielder Mark Canha. The A's said no to any deal right now, but the two sides could revisit talks as we approach next month's trade deadline.

OUTJackie Bradley Jr.
CF/RF BOS
1 month ago

Bradley is not starting Friday against Seattle, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley gets just his second day off in the last 25 games. The center fielder has just four hits in his last 38 at-bats and is hitting just .181 on the season. Andrew Benintendi will slide over to center field Friday, with J.D. Martinez getting the start in left and Blake Swihart making a rare start as a designated hitter.

OUTJackie Bradley Jr.
CF/RF BOS
1 month ago

Bradley went 1-for-3 with a run-producing double in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Just as Bradley began to take baby steps out of a season-long slump, he fell back into it. After an 18-game stretch in which Bradley hit .278 (15-for-54), the outfielder went 15 at-bats without a hit until his second-inning double Thursday. The silver lining in this most recent swoon is that Bradley is making contact, which is a difference from his earlier at-bats. He's struck out just twice over his last 21 plate appearances. "Honestly, it's more about the swings," manager Alex Cora told Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. "It's not like that stretch when he didn't make contact. Now he's making contact. Yeah, I saw the strikeouts or whatever, but it's a competitive at-bat now."

OUTJackie Bradley Jr.
CF/RF BOS
1 month ago

Bradley went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's 4-2 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

No part of Bradley's offense has escaped his epic struggles in 2018. Saturday's homer was the first in 39 games for the outfielder, who is hitting just .197. There's some hope in that Bradley has hit .278 over the last 18 games and his BABIP is a lowly .271, however, making consistent contact has been elusive. Bradley has a 28.4 K% and a career-high 14.1 swinging-strike percentage. "Making contact, sometimes," Bradley told BIll Ballou of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette of his improvement, acknowledging that he still strikes out an awful lot. "I'm making contact and swinging at good pitches, not bad ones," he said.