Jackie Bradley Jr. Plays Waiting Game


By Sports Department

(WOLO) - Former Gamecock Jackie Bradley Jr. may have to wait until Sunday to learn if he has made the Red Sox' final roster.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell announced Friday morning he was not ready to make an official statement about the outfielder.

A decision must be made by Sunday afternoon, when rosters are due.

“Until it’s official, yeah there would be a scenario’’ where Bradley Jr. does not make the team, Farrell said, “but that means someone’s going to come who’s already been sent out or we look to do something different. Again, we've got some things to get through over the next 48 hours.’’

Bradley has had a strong spring with the Red Sox.

In his first spring training, he went 26-for-59 at the plate with four doubles, a triple, two home runs, 12 RBI and 10 runs scored.

Bradley boasts an impressive .441 batting average and a .521 on-base average.

“We’re at the point where we’re working through some final roster situations,’’ said Farrell. “We’re at 40 currently, any changes to that are going to require a process to go through, so we’re not at the final 25 or the final 40 yet.’’

Bradley was drafted by the Boston Red Sox with the No. 40 overall pick in Compensation Round A in the 2011 MLB Draft.

He was the College World Series Most Outstanding Player in 2010.
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