Jackie Bradley was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This is not a big surprise as Jackie Bradley has struggled at the major league level. But he has hit well this spring and looks to have improved. Part of the demotion is a numbers game as the Red Sox have many options. There is a good chance he gets called up soon or traded to a team needing an outfielder.
Wed, Mar 11th 7:34am EDT
By John Aubin
Jackie Bradley went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's game against the Rays. He is now 5-of-13 with two doubles in four games this spring.
Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox outfield situation is currently crowded and Jackie Bradley is targeted for Triple A. There could be opportunities if Rusney Castillo or Shane Victorino go into the season on the disabled list. Bradley is great defensively but struggles at the plate so the hot start this spring helps his case to stay in the major leagues.
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Jackie Bradley had a hard-hit double, a single, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday night's game against the Twins.
Fantasy Impact: With the injury to Rusney Castillo it gives Jackie Bradley an opportunity to compete for the centerfield position. He is outstanding defensively but has been horrible from the plate. In his two seasons in the majors he has hit .189 and .198. Bradley has worked on his swing in the off season and we shall see if it shows this spring.
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With the Red Sox outfield so crowded with candidates, there is a presumption that a trade is in the offing for Jackie Bradley Jr., who was the team’s everyday center fielder as a rookie last season but batted .198 and ultimately was displaced by another rookie, Mookie Betts, and a Cuban free agent, Rusney Castillo. But that should not be considered a given. There was a recent report, for example, that the Atlanta Braves were interested in Bradley. Early in the offseason, the Braves approached the Sox about a possible Bradley deal but were unable to find a match acceptable to Boston, according to a league source, who conveyed that the Red Sox still hold Bradley in high regard. The sides have not spoken about Bradley in weeks, the source said, and it would seem unlikely that talks will intensify again. (Source: ESPN Boston)
Fantasy Impact: There is currently a logjam in Boston's outfield and it would look like Jackie Bradley would be the odd man out. If he does not get traded, more than likely he will end up in the minors. Either way Bradley has yet to prove he can hit major league pitching and is not fantasy relevant in any league.
Jackie Bradley has been working with Red Sox assistant hitting coach Victor Rodriguez in Fort Myers, attempting to rediscover the stroke he utilized in the minors, when he looked like a potential leadoff hitter, WEEI.com reports. (Source: WEEI)
Fantasy Impact: Jackie Bradley needs to improve his hitting if he wants to stay in the major leagues. This is an important year for him as he has not proved he can consistently hit in the big leagues. He does have the potential and will need a big spring training to stick with the Red Sox. He is not fantasy relevant as Boston is deep in the outfield and he will not play full time if he makes the club.