Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 3/2/13
With the World Baseball Classic quickly approaching, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will be heading out of Spring Training to join Team USA. According to manager John Farrell, young phenom Jackie Bradley Jr. "will get some reps" at right field. In a move that makes sense, as Spring Training is the time to test out young players, there has been plenty of commotion about it. Right field at Fenway Park is typically a difficult destination for outfielders. The Sox starter at the position must be an above-average defensive player to be comfortable there. Bradley is definitely going to fit right in. Since jetBlue Park is modeled after Fenway, the reps that he will receive in Victorino's absence will be more valuable. The kid is already off to a very hot start; making base in 10 of his 16 plate appearances and batting .576 (8-for-14). Although a secured spot on the Sox roster is not even close to a guarantee, the idea should not be overlooked. Bradley certainly provides options for...
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