Bradley still ‘likely’ to open season in Minors

Jackie Bradley, Jr. has arguably been the best story in camp, making things happen whenever he takes the field. However, barring an injury to one of Boston’s main outfielders, Bradley is all but certain to open the season in the Minors.

“Likely,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell . “But you never want to put a limit on anyone, either. He’s making the best of the opportunity, and he’s making a very strong impression.”

Bradley, who is not in tonight’s starting lineup against Puerto Rico, is hitting .471 in 17 at-bats.

In other news, David Ortiz ran the bases today, marking the first time he’s done it in consecutive days. He is planning on running again tomorrow. If all goes well, Ortiz could be in Boston’s lineup by some point this weekend.

Daniel Bard, fresh off an encouraging inning in a simulated game on Monday, is scheduled to pitch in a game in Thursday, which would mark his first Grapefruit League appearance in 10 days.

 

3 Comments

I’m happy with the progress Bard is making. If he keeps it up, our BP will really be in good shape! I’m looking forward to seeing what Jackie Bradley, Jr., will bring to the team, either this year or next. Things are looking up! GO SOX!

Good to know that Papi is progressing!!

I would love to see Jackie Bradley go north with the team, unless one of their more established fourth outfielder candidates really steps forward. Do you think the kid is ready for the bigs–or that the Sox think so?

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