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Friday
May152015

Report: Mariners Turned Down Trade Offer for Red Sox Bradley

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The once promising Jackie Bradley Jr.'s value is apparently so low the Red Sox cannot give him away.

Boston attempted to trade Bradley to the Seattle Mariners during spring training in exchange for left-handed reliever Charlie Furbush, according to ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes. The Mariners turned down the offer.

The 25-year-old outfielder was once the top prospect in the Red Sox farm system, but has been largely invisible at the plate in his various stints in the majors.  

Bradley has struggled to adjust to major league off-speed pitches and sports a .193 batting average over 168 games with Boston.

Furbush currently boasts a 1.80 ERA across 17 appearances this season with a 7/3 strikeout to walk ratio.


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Friday
Apr032015

Red Sox Option Castillo and Bradley Jr. to Pawtucket

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- Outfielders Rusney Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr. have been sent to Triple-A Pawtucket the Boston Red Sox announced Thursday.

The 27-year-old Castillo, who the Red Sox signed to a six-year, $72.5 million deal last August, lost out on the right field job to Shane Victorino. The 25-year-old Bradley Jr., who many believe could win a Gold Glove someday, lost the center field job to Mookie Betts.

"Those were tough conversations, yeah, when you have guys that are good players who you believe in and making decisions to start the year the way we're starting, those were tough decisions and tough conversations," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. "But it's a good thing for us to have that kind of depth and that kind of talent. We know over the course of the season, more than likely we're going to need all those guys.''

Castillo played in 10 games for Boston last season hitting .333 with two home runs, six RBIs, and three stolen bases.

Bradley Jr. wasn't as successful with the big club, hitting .198 with one home run, 30 RBIs, and eight stolen bases in 127 games last season.


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Thursday
Apr172014

Red Sox Down Chicago in 14 Innings

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill.) -- Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a double down the right field line to score two runs and give the Boston Red Sox a 6-4 lead in the top of the 14th inning against the White Sox on Wednesday night. Chicago ran out of pitchers in the game and was forced to send infielder Leury Garcia to the hill in the 14th.

Boston (6-9) took a lead in the first when Xander Bogaerts singled to drive in Dustin Pedroia for the first run of the game. The White Sox scored the next three runs, taking a 3-1 lead on Alexi Ramirez's two-run homer in the sixth. Ramirez went 1-for-6 and tied a franchise record for consecutive games with a hit to start the season at 15. That looked to be enough even after the Red Sox added a run on AJ Peirzynski's sacrifice fly in the top of the eight.

However, Maikel Cleto walked the first two batters he faced in the top of the ninth before being relieved by Matt Lindstrom who promptly got David Ortiz to fly out. After a Johnny Gomes infield single loaded the bases, Grady Sizemore hit a sacrifice fly to tie things up and help force extra innings.

Chicago (8-7) rallied in extras after Gomes' sac fly gave the Red Sox a 4-3 lead in the top of the 11th inning. Travis Flowers singled off reliever Edward Mujica to plate Jor Danks and ensure that the contest would continue. Garcia took the mound in the top of the 14th, retiring the first two batters he faced. Boston then worked two walks before Bradley recorded his first hit of the game to break the tie.

Chris Capuano (1-0) got the win going two and two-thirds innings in relief as Burke Badenhop got the final out of the game, replacing Capuano in the bottom of the 14th, for his first save of the year. Garcia (0-1) took the loss as White Sox pitchers walked 15 batters in the game.

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Friday
Mar282014

Sizemore Named Red Sox Starting Center Fielder

Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- The Boston Red Sox named Grady Sizemore their starting center fielder for Opening Day.

Sizemore, 31, hasn't played since 2011 and has underwent seven surgeries since 2009.

Despite his past health issues, Sizemore has stayed healthy this spring hitting .333 with one home run in 39 at bats.

"He looks very good physically," Red Sox skipper John Farrell. "Left-handed and right-handed pitching, he had a good swing. He's in a good place."

Sizemore beat out youngster Jackie Bradley Jr., who will start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket.

Sizemore is a three-time All-Star, with a .357 on-base percentage, 139 home runs and 439 RBIs through eight seasons of big league play.

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Monday
Apr012013

Red Sox Take Care of Yankees on Opening Day, 8-2

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Shane Victorino drove in three runs as the Boston Red Sox (1-0) took care of the New York Yankees on Opening Day Monday, 8-2.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester went five innings, allowing two earned runs while striking out seven against a Yankee lineup that was missing Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira because of injuries.

Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., making his big league debut with the BoSox, walked three times and scored twice while outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury had two RBIs.

Starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia took the loss for the Bronx Bombers, allowing four earned runs in five innings of work.

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