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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. Photo via Screengrab/Youtube

Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley is overrated

Jackie Bradley made a huge error today and it cost the Red Sox an out. Bradley even struck out today as well. Cliff Lee didn't even know who Bradley was before they faced off today. There, some negative things about Bradley have to be said before we call this guy the next Yaz. The truth is, Jackie Bradley is overrated. Now, before you go and burn me at the stake, think about...

Scout Unimpressed With Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Speed, Was Led to Believe ‘He Was a Burner’ (Video)

Jackie Bradley Jr. seems to be well on his way to becoming the next fan favorite at Fenway Park. Fans and media members alike are rooting for the 22-year-old prospect to make the bigs when camp breaks, as he brings a complete set of tools to the lineup. Well, almost a complete set of tools, according to one scout. Rangers scout and former big leaguer Tom Giordano, 83, told WEBN’s Trevor...

Your Morning Dump...where Bradley sure looks ready

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Bradley, whose play has been the talk of spring training, was in the lineup and in left field, starting at that position for the first time this spring. Noting the big crowd expected on the road and the presence...

Jackie Bradley Jr. Vows to ‘Try to Push the Envelope,’ Says ‘I Know Where I Want to Be’

It took Jackie Bradley Jr. one at-bat on Sunday to further enhance his case to be considered for an Opening Day roster spot. Don’t expect Bradley’s mindset to change going forward, though, as he’s remained humble and focused amid all of the added attention. “Everything’s taken, I guess, a turn, but that’s a good thing, when you’re a young player who I guess is able...

Jackie Bradley Jr. Impresses Red Sox Assistant Hitting Coach ‘More and More’ Everyday, Continues Strong Spring Training Effort

document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-37110a5dbfdf062b8f9f9474eabb2078').submit(); Jackie Bradley Jr. has been making a strong case this spring to be considered for an Opening Day roster spot with the Red Sox. Bradley Jr. got his first start of the spring in the outfield Sunday against the Phillies. He hit a three-run homer in the second inning off of Phillies left...

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Talent Is Obvious, But Sending Him to Minors Remains Red Sox’ Best Option (Podcast)

Jackie Bradley Jr. would be a lock for the Red Sox’ Opening Day roster if the decision was based solely on his spring training performance. The decision is not, however, so the Sox must weigh multiple variables in deciding the young outfielder’s fate. Bradley has been tearing up the Grapefruit League this spring, causing many of the prospect’s supporters to get very vocal....

Red Sox-Phillies Live: Jackie Bradley Jr. to Start in Left Field As Sox Visit Phillies in Clearwater

11 a.m.: The lineup cards are in, and what do you know? Jackie Bradley Jr. will get the start out in left field. Manager John Farrell said recently that Bradley would not play left field, insisting that the 22-year-old would play just center field and right field for Boston. It was hardly groundbreaking stuff, but it obviously led to further speculation about whether or not that...

Red Sox 7, Phillies 6

Chase Utley and Ryan Howard hit back-to-back home runs for the second consecutive day, but rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. and the Boston Red Sox roughed up Cliff Lee in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Bradley hit a three-run homer in the second inning and finished with four RBIs. He had a sacrifice fly in the third as Boston scored three more times off Lee, who...

Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr. Both in Lineup As Sox Play Blue Jays in Dunedin

11:05 a.m.:  With a day game after a night game, John Farrell looked beyond his starters while filling out Friday’s lineup card. Among those in Boston’s lineup against Toronto are the organization’s top two prospects, Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. The two are certainly at different points in their development — with Bradley making a bid for a big league roster spot...

Red Sox DH options

Before David Ortiz injured his ankle rounding second base last July, the 36 year old seemed well on his way to a great campaign. However, the only thing that this date served as is the beginning to a long road to recovery. Over a half a year later, Ortiz still is experiencing pain while running, as well as hitting. But although the loss of Ortiz is a gut punch, even if it's in...
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