Morning Sports Update

Red Sox designate Jackie Bradley Jr. for assignment

Bradley has a .210 average in 91 games for Boston in 2022.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
Jackie Bradley Jr. runs down a first inning fly ball in July, 2022. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

The Red Sox lost to the Astros, 6-1, on Wednesday. Boston will play the Royals tonight in Kansas City at 8:10 p.m.

The latest: The Red Sox have designated outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. for assignment, according to Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe.

Update: The Red Sox have released Bradley.

As a result, Bradley — who has hit .210 with a .257 on-base percentage in 91 games in 2022 — is officially off of the 40-man Red Sox roster. Boston can either trade Bradley or place him on irrevocable waivers in the next week.

Should he clear waivers, he could then be sent to Worcester (Red Sox triple-A affiliate). However, since Bradley has more than three years of Major League experience, he also has the ability to reject the assignment and becoming a free agent.


Bradley, 32, was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the first round (40th overall) in 2011. He spent the first eight seasons of his Major League career with the Red Sox, winning a Gold Glove award and making the 2016 All-Star team.

During Boston’s run to the 2018 World Series championship, Bradley was named MVP of the American League Championship Series against the Astros.

After leaving the Red Sox and signing with the Brewers as a free agent in 2021, he was traded back to Boston along in Dec. of 2021 in a deal that sent Hunter Renfroe to Milwaukee.

Trivia: Can you name the Red Sox player who won ALCS MVP in 2013?

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: He retired a team record 37 consecutive batters faced during a stretch from July 9 through September 17.

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