Jackie Bradley Jr. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Red Sox demote OF Bradley, bring up Betts

    ESPN Boston "In a move startling only for its timing, the Red Sox have optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled outfielder-infielder Mookie Betts, who will join Boston for the third time this season. Betts will start in center field for the Red Sox when they open a..." August 18

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. stars, John Lackey sharp again as Red Sox beat Rangers, 5-1

    Boston Globe "Jackie Bradley Jr. had himself a major league night and the Red Sox won their first game at Fenway Park in 2014, beating the Texas Rangers 5-1 behind the second solid start by John Lackey. Bradley did it all against the Rangers tonight: driving in two runs and scoring one to go along with three..." April 08

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    The @RedSox place OF Shane Victorino on 15-day DL (retroactive to March 30); recall OF Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket.

  • Red Sox send Jackie Bradley Jr. back to the minors

    Hardball Talk "Jackie Bradley Jr. entered spring training atop the Red Sox’s center field depth chart, but his struggles and Grady Sizemore‘s successful comeback changed those plans. Sizemore was announced today as the Opening Day center fielder and Boston has decided to send Bradley back to Triple-A. There..." March 28

  • Jackie Bradley Jr.: ‘I’m not replacing Jacoby

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. moved freely through the spring training clubhouse a year ago at this time, a little-noticed presence as a non-roster invitee (uniform No. 74) until his play on the field started speaking loudly for him. He then became a spring sensation, ultimately..." February 15

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. knows he must be himself, not Ellsbury

    Boston Herald "Jackie Bradley Jr. knows what we think his 2014 season is all about. And he’s not going there. “You can’t replace a Jacoby Ellsbury,” Bradley said yesterday. “He’s an All-Star.” Nevertheless, someone must succeed the fleet-footed center fielder, and the favorite is the rookie who took spring..." February 13

  • With Ellsbury gone, CF door open for Bradley

    Boston Herald "Jackie Bradley Jr.’s life is about to change. And no, it has nothing to do with Jacoby Ellsbury. Tomorrow, Bradley will be married to Erin Helring, his former high school classmate, in Richmond, Va. As their families gather for the big occasion, final preparations are being made. Then comes..." December 06

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    Alex Speier @alexspeier

    Lucchimo says Sox have considerable confidence that Bradley/Bogaerts can be productive everyday players in 2014.

  • Gary DiSarcina confident Jackie Bradley Jr. can help Sox

    Boston Herald "Five months ago Jackie Bradley Jr. was touted as the second coming of Willie Mays. Turns out the Red Sox only need him to be as good as Jacoby Ellsbury. It’s a request that’s every bit as unfair as the hype that followed Bradley out of spring training. Ellsbury has been among the Sox’ most..." September 10

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Jackie Bradley Jr. and Anthony Ranaudo not involved in any trade at the moment.

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. lifts Sox 11-8 in Seattle

    Boston Herald "Of all the reasons why the Red Sox have the best record in the American League -- a high-scoring offense, reliable starting pitching, positive chemistry in the clubhouse -- the biggest may be the impressive depth of their roster. And rarely has that depth been tested more than last..." July 10

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. 'accepted the failure' from first stint in majors

    Boston Herald "Jackie Bradley Jr. may be back in the big leagues, but "Jackiepalooza" is a thing of the past. Unlike in late March, when he broke camp with the Red Sox and was the biggest storyline during the season's first week, Bradley has rejoined the team amid little fanfare. He was recalled today from..." May 29

  • Bradley Jr. called up, Wilson sent down

    CSN New England "Outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr., will be called up Wednesday for the start of a two-game series in Philadelphia and right-hander Alex Wilson will be optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to a source. Bradley, who had never played above Double-A before this season, started the season..." May 29

  • Bradley Jr. a strong candidate for callup

    ESPN.com "Has outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. played himself back into the picture in Boston? Red Sox manager John Farrell said the club is probably going to add another position player instead of carrying a 13th pitcher, and identified Bradley as a candidate for promotion. Based on recent performance..." May 28

  • Jackie Bradley has no doubt he'll be back

    Boston Herald "Jackie Bradley Jr. could feel sorry for himself. Remember the sensational spring training that gained him a spot on the Red Sox Opening Day roster, to say nothing of comparisons to bygone outfield phenom Fred Lynn? Well, an 0-for-20 skid washed it all away, initially landing Bradley on the..." May 05

  • Spring phenom Jackie Bradley (.097) heading to Triple-A

    SB Nation "Remember last month, when Jackie Bradley Jr. was tearing up the Grapefruit League and it seemed borderline crazy to send him to the minors for his first sip of Triple-A protein smoothie? Thanks to an injury-depleted roster, Bradley did break camp with the big club. And now he's heading to..." April 20

  • Red Sox option Jackie Bradley Jr. to Pawtucket

    CSN New England "With David Ortiz about to be activated Friday, the Red Sox made a corresponding roster move Thursday night, optioning Jackie Bradley Jr. to Pawtucket following their 6-3 win over Cleveland. Bradley was called into manager John Farrell's office and told of the demotion. He was to stay in..." April 19

  • Slump is another learning experience for Red Sox rookie Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Boston Herald "In all likelihood, David Ortiz is days away from his return to the Red Sox, which almost certainly means Jackie Bradley Jr.'s first stint in the majors is nearing an end. But the Red Sox have not yet broached that subject with the rookie outfielder. "We haven't said, 'When A happens, B is..." April 17

  • Did Sox make mistake starting Bradley, Jr. in majors?

    CSN New England "One of the biggest Red Sox spring training story lines this season was whether or not the Red Sox should have started Jackie Bradley, Jr. with the Red Sox or down in Triple A Pawtucket. Well, they started him with the Sox . . . and Bradley struggled. Bradley is just 5-for-28 (.107) with 10..." April 15

  • Pitchers throw different looks at Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Boston Herald "It took about three weeks last year for Will Middlebrooks to notice that teams were pitching him differently after the Red Sox called him up from Triple A. Jackie Bradley Jr. hasn’t had to wait so long. After reaching base in six of his 14 plate appearances in the season-opening series..." April 08

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. picks up a souvenir

    Boston Globe "Jackie Bradley Jr. had his first career hit, a single to center that drove in a run in the third inning. He has been on base five times in his first 10 plate appearances for the 2-0 Red Sox and made several nice plays in the field. That's why the Sox kept him. Bradley is a player who can make a..." April 04

  • Shane Victorino helping Jackie Bradley Jr. an example of changed team

    Boston Herald "At the risk of turning this Red Sox season into an extended Kumbaya singalong and cookie party, last night brought another encouraging sign of unity. It’s no stretch to say the Sox are playing their best baseball since August 2011, and even though many fans roll their eyes at the mention of..." April 04

  • GM promotes Bradley

    Boston Herald "Ben Cherington would be lying if he said he ignored the potential business ramifications of putting phenom Jackie Bradley Jr. on the Opening Day roster. As general manager of the Red Sox, Cherington never would be so shortsighted. But the immediate benefits of keeping Bradley outweighed any..." April 02

  • Bradley makes team, impresses veterans

    Boston Herald "Jackie Bradley Jr. was 30,000-plus feet above land and three-quarters of the way through “The Life of Pi’’ on the Red Sox’ flight Saturday night from Fort Myers when he saw “this giant man” walking down the aisle toward his seat. It was manager John Farrell. Bradley paused the movie, took off..." April 01

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. makes the Red Sox

    Boston Herald "Jackie Bradley Jr. was 30,000-plus feet above land and three-quarters of the way through “The Life of Pi’’ on the Red Sox’ flight Saturday night from Fort Myers when he saw “this giant man” walking down the aisle toward his seat. It was manager John Farrell. Bradley paused the movie, took off..." April 01

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. to start in LF for Red Sox on Opening Day

    Boston Herald "In the climax to the feel-good story of spring training, the Red Sox have selected Bradley to the major league roster before the 3 p.m. deadline to submit rosters for Opening Day. Bradley will start in left field tomorrow, according to manager John Farrell, making the 22-year-old the youngest..." March 31

  • Jackie Bradley has proven he deserves to stick

    Boston Herald "There’s nothing all that complicated about the Red Sox Opening Day roster. Especially as it relates to Jackie Bradley Jr. There are only two or three question marks remaining on the roster and while there could be some players sent back to the minor leagues or designated for assignment..." March 28

  • Ryan Sweeney in difficult spot as Jackie Bradley Jr. rises

    Boston Herald "By now, a decade after being drafted by the Chicago White Sox, Ryan Sweeney knows that spring training statistics aren’t the best determinant of whether a player should make a team. Sometimes, though, the numbers are impossible to ignore. As much as any player in Red Sox camp, Sweeney is..." March 26

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. shows Red Sox he's ready

    Boston Herald "Red Sox manager John Farrell gave you a glimpse of the future yesterday at Bright House Field and Jackie Bradley Jr. gave you a feeling the future is now. Several hours before a game with the Philadelphia Phillies, Farrell held court in the visitors dugout explaining why he decided to play..." March 25

  • Jacoby Ellsbury reflects on Bradley's experience

    Boston Herald "A year from now, Jackie Bradley Jr. may well be right where Jacoby Ellsbury is today, preparing to play center field for the Red Sox on Opening Day. But six years ago, it was Ellsbury who walked in Bradley’s shoes. In fact, when Ellsbury reported to Fort Myers for his first major league camp..." March 24

  • Red Sox must ponder three criteria before promoting Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Boston Herald "The daily dispatches are beamed back to New England, each more breathtaking than the last. A double? Two more hits? Another strong throw? By now, Jackie Bradley Jr. must seem to anyone who hasn’t seen him play like a cross between the second coming of Willie Mays and a superhero. Bradley..." March 22

  • Cherington: 'Hard to ignore' Bradley Jr.

    ESPN.com "Eleven days before Opening Day, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington acknowledged that 22-year-old rookie outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. still has a chance to make the major league team coming out of camp, and identified the elements he considered the most important in making that decision...." March 21

  • Opening Day debate revolves around impact of Bradley

    Boston Herald "Two weeks before Opening Day, the Red Sox are busy making contingency plans, not only for replacing hobbled David Ortiz in the middle of the order but also for the possibility that concussed shortstop Stephen Drew won’t be ready to play. And it seems Jackie Bradley Jr. has re-entered the..." March 18

  • Major fan of Jackie Bradley

    Boston Herald "Ray Tanner doesn’t know much about service time or free agent clocks. But Tanner knows this: Jackie Bradley Jr. can handle the majors. “Without a doubt,” the former University of South Carolina baseball coach said by phone a few weeks ago, before Bradley began taking Red Sox camp by storm...." March 15

  • Will Middlebrooks sees own path in Bradley

    Boston Herald "For all of the hubbub regarding Jackie Bradley Jr. and whether he belongs in the majors, there’s a Red Sox player with recent perspective on making that leap. Only one year ago, after all, third baseman Will Middlebrooks was opening enough eyes during spring training to make it clear he was..." March 14

  • Jackie Bradley’s time is now

    Boston Herald "Forget about service time. Forget about seasoning. Forget about the long-term view, caution, taking the safe path. If the Red Sox are serious about winning in 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. will be in their lineup on Opening Day. With all due respect to Mike Carp, Lyle Overbay, Ryan Sweeney and all..." March 13

  • Jackie Bradley quite the catch

    Boston Herald "All spring we’ve heard about Jackie Bradley’s amazing defensive instincts, but mostly in the abstract. He gets great reads. He sees the ball well off the bat. He’s on the move before contact. That’s all well and good, but it takes a specific example to fully appreciate Bradley’s..." March 06

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. Could Make Impact With Red Sox in 2013, But Outfielder Shouldn’t Crack Opening Day Roster

    NESN "Jackie Bradley Jr.‘s time will come, perhaps sooner rather than later. But despite his impressive spring showing so far, and John Farrell‘s recent vote of confidence, the Red Sox would be wise to begin the season with the highly touted prospect at Triple-A Pawtucket. Bradley has turned heads down..." February 28