Bradley went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's spring game against Detroit.
Bradley bashed his second homer of the spring and is batting .412 (7-for-17) through eight spring appearances. While the hot spring is encouraging, Bradley's batting average has declined and his K% has risen each of the past three seasons while he's worked through prodigious slumps. He's typically a bottom-of-the-order hitter who can provide some pop, but fantasy owners may pay for that power in the form of a low batting average.
Bradley and the Red Sox will avoid arbitration after agreeing to a contract Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Bradley was seen as a possible non-tender candidate as the Red Sox look for ways to shrink their payroll, but he'll wind up remaining in Boston after all. The terms of the deal are not yet known. Heading into his age-30 season, Bradley's bat has settled in as below average but playable (at least as long as his defense remains strong), as he's posted a wRC+ of 89 or 90 in each of the last three seasons. Both DRS and UZR gave him a slightly negative grade in center field last season, however, and his viability as a starter is at risk if either his offense or defense slips next season.
Bradley went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI Thursday against the Rangers.
Bradley began his productive performance with a single in the first inning, putting the Red Sox up 3-0. He followed that up six innings later with a solo home run to record his 21st homer of the campaign. Bradley has six extra-base hits in his last 10 starts, though he's still slugging only .424 across 555 plate appearances for the season.
Bradley is not in the lineup for Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
With the Phillies throwing left-hander Jason Vargas on Sunday, it's not unusual to see Bradley sit as manager Alex Cora has been keeping him out against southpaws. Bradley has just seven hits in his last 17 games, but a 20.4 percent walk rate and five extra-base hits have given him a .757 OPS over that stretch. Andrew Benintendi slides to center field Sunday, with Sam Travis starting in left.
Bradley went 3-for-3 with a walk and a double in Monday's 5-0 loss to the Yankees.
Bradley is finishing out a third consecutive disappointing season in which he's achieved below-average plate production in terms of OPS+ and wRC+. Lately, the toll of his plate struggles and lasting slumps have impacted his playing time, as manager Alex Cora has taken to sitting Bradley most days against left-handed starters. His defense is nonpareil, but the Red Sox have a couple of guys that can handle center field (Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi) while being able to contribute more consistently at the plate.
Bradley went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.
Bradley got the Red Sox on the board in the third inning with a long ball to left field. The home run was his first in nine games and 18th overall this season. Since the start of July, Bradley is hitting only .194 with 55 strikeouts in 170 at-bats.
Bradley is not in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Bradley sits against lefty J.A. Happ, as he's done against the previous four lefties the Red Sox have faced. Mookie Betts slides to center field, with J.D. Martinez moving to right and Sam Travis starting as the designated hitter.
Bradley is not starting Thursday against the Twins, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Bradley will take a seat for Thursday's series finale with left-hander Martin Perez toeing the rubber for the Twins. In his place, Gorkys Hernandez is starting in center field and hitting eighth.
Bradley is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
Bradley has now sat out all three games of the series in California with the Angels bringing lefty starting pitchers to the hill in each contest. Gorkys Hernandez, who was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket earlier in the day, will replace Bradley in center field with southpaw Andrew Heaney on the bump for the Angels.
Bradley is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.
Bradley will stick on the bench for the second straight game since southpaw Dillon Peters is slated to take the mound for the Angels. Mookie Betts will shift to center field while J.D. Martinez starts in right.
Bradley isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Angels, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Bradley will head to the bench with southpaw Jose Suarez slated to toe the rubber for the opposition. Mookie Betts will shift to center field and bat leadoff.
Bradley went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in a victory over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Bradley's home run in the second inning was measured at 478 feet, the longest by a Boston player in the Statcast era. Despite batting only .203 (13-for-64) in August, Bradley has contributed six long balls, the most he has hit in any month this season. He is slashing .222/.316/.413 with 17 homers and 51 RBI in 2019.
Bradley started in center field and went 0-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Padres.
Bradley sat the first two games of the series in San Diego -- a National League park where the DH is not an option -- but Red Sox manager Alex Cora did not have to juggle his outfielders Sunday as Andrew Benintendi (side) was unavailable. After an off day Monday, the Red Sox move on to Colorado, where Cora will face a similar outfield dilemma for a two-game set against the Rockies. If Benintendi is still sidelined, then the manager will have room for Bradley, Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez.
Bradley is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Padres, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Mookie Betts will move over to center field as J.D. Martinez gets the start in right field against right-hander Dinelson Lamet. The rare consecutive off days come during a 7-for-21 stretch where Bradley has three home runs, five RBI and five runs scored over his last six starts. The 29-year-old center fielder is slashing .234/.319/.453 in 312 plate appearances against righties.
Bradley isn't starting Friday's game against the Padres, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
Bradley is in the midst of a modest four-game hitting streak, but he'll take a seat for Friday's series opener. Mookie Betts slides over to center field, allowing J.D. Martinez to patrol right and remain in the starting lineup in a National League ballpark.
Bradley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Phillies.
The 29-year-old has now gone yard in back-to-back games for the second time this month. Despite the power displays, Bradley's overall contact issues remain, and he's only slashing .231/.317/.558 through 16 games in August.
Bradley went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run Tuesday against the Phillies.
Bradley took Aaron Nola deep in the third inning to record his 15th homer of the season. He's recorded at least one hit in seven of his past nine starts, lacing three homers and a triple in that span. Despite the recent hot stretch, Bradley's season-long line remains unimpressive, as he's slashing just .226/.320/.410 across 457 plate appearances.
Bradley is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
He'll take a seat along with fellow lefty hitters Brock Holt and Mitch Moreland with southpaw Ty Blach on the hill for Baltimore. Mookie Betts will shift over to center field in place of Bradley while normal designated hitter J.D. Martinez picks up a start in the corner outfield.
Bradley went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Indians. He also reached base when he was hit by a pitch.
After notching solo blasts in back-to-back nights, Bradley is up to 14 home runs on the season, surpassing his total from 2018. He'll stick in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale, manning center field and batting ninth.
Bradley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Indians.
Bradley's seventh-inning blast -- his first in eight games -- was part of a slow-rolling comeback from an early 5-1 deficit, but the Red Sox's bullpen eventually gave it away in the ninth. For Bradley, the home run was his 13th in 110 games, tying his total in 144 games in 2018. He had a period during the middle of the summer when it looked like he was emerging from a season-long funk, but the center fielder has dropped back since the break. Bradley is batting .186/.282/.371 in 28 second-half games.
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