Jackie Bradley Jr. got his first exposure at a new position on Friday.
The Red Sox outfielder was moved to left field midway through Friday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays spring training game. The position change came two days after manager John Farrell said he had no plans to play Bradley in left.
Farrell downplayed the decision to move Bradley in the seventh inning, saying not to interpret it as a sign he will make team in April.
“I wouldn’t read anything into it other than getting him some exposure in left field,” Farrell told the Boston Herald. “In the event certain things fall a certain way, we want to be sure to cover all our bases. He’s a very good defensive outfielder, regardless of the position.”
Bradley is hitting .429 with a 1.097 OPS in 21 games this spring. He has one home run, five RBIs and one stolen base.
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