Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • Golf
  • NCAA FB
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL

Jackie Bradley Jr. will be opening day left fielder for Red Sox

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Jackie Bradley
Jackie Bradley Jr. makes the Red Sox after a solid spring. (USATSI)

Jackie Bradley Jr. has been a hot name all spring in Red Sox camp, and it's now official that the promising youngster has made the opening-day roster. In fact, Bradley is going to be the opening-day starter in left field for Boston when the Red Sox open play Monday against the Yankees.

Bradley, 22, is a consensus top-40 prospect in all of baseball and had an incredible spring. He hit .419/.507/.613 with four doubles, a triple, two homers, 12 RBI, 13 runs and two stolen bases in 28 games.

A supplemental first-round pick (40th overall) out of the University of South Carolina in 2011, Bradley has never played above Double-A. He spent 67 games in High-A and 61 games in Double-A last season, putting together a combined line of .315/.430/.482 with 42 doubles, four triples, nine homers, 63 RBI, 90 runs and 24 steals.

With David Ortiz starting the season on the DL, the Red Sox will go with Jonny Gomes at DH and use Bradley in left, alongside center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and right fielder Shane Victorino.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 30, 2014
A-Rod not guaranteed to start in 2015 (3:15)
1 September 26, 2014
Derek Jeter's emotional final game in Yankee Stadium
(6:05)
2 September 24, 2014
MLB Power Rankings and Awards: 9/24
(4:59)
3 September 23, 2014
MLB Top 10 players of the 2014 season
(5:14)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now