Bradley is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. With the Red Sox facing a left-handed starting pitcher (Jeffrey Springs) for the second day in a row, the lefty-hitting Bradley unsurprisingly finds himself on the bench. Franchy Cordero will pick up a start in right field in Bradley's stead.
Bradley isn't starting Monday against the Rays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports. Bradley has started against just three left-handed pitchers this season, and he'll take a seat with southpaw Jalen Beeks serving as the opener for Tampa Bay on Monday. Franchy Cordero is shifting to right field while Bobby Dalbec starts at first base.
Bradley is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs. Bradley's off days typically come against left-handed pitching, but he'll retreat to the bench for the series finale with a righty (Keegan Thompson) on the hill for Chicago. Rob Refsnyder will fill in for Bradley in right field.
Bradley went 1-for-2 with a double and three RBI in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs. Bradley cleared the bases with a second-inning double, giving Boston a 4-0 lead before the bullpen surrendered it. The hit snapped an 0-for-26 run, a reminder that Bradley's bat is not to be trusted. The 32-year-old outfielder has a .563 OPS over 232 plate appearances.
Bradley will sit Tuesday against Toronto, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. Bradley has gone hitless in his last six contests. He's maintained a regular role despite hitting just .211/.263/.301 on the year, but it's possible the Red Sox will look for an upgrade at the deadline. Christian Arroyo will start in right field Tuesday.
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