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Blue Jays sign OF Jackie Bradley Jr. to major league deal

Field Level Media
10 Aug 2022, 05:40 GMT+10

Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. will remain in the American League East after he was signed to a major league deal by the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, multiple outlets reported.

The Boston Red Sox released him last week.

Bradley, 32, batted just .210 with three home runs and 29 RBIs in 91 games during his return to Boston after playing with the Milwaukee Brewers last season. The former first-round draft choice played the first eight of his 10 seasons with the Red Sox.

Bradley was given his outright release Thursday with the Red Sox needing a roster spot for Eric Hosmer, who was acquired in a trade from the San Diego Padres.

A career .228 hitter with a .695 OPS, Bradley hit 107 home runs with 434 RBIs in 1,098 games for the Red Sox and Brewers. He was an All-Star for the only time in 2016 and won a Gold Glove Award in 2018.

The change in uniforms moved Bradley up the AL East standings. The Red Sox opened play Tuesday in last place, 17 games behind the first-place New York Yankees. He will join a Blue Jays team that was in second place and 10 1/2 games out of first.

--Field Level Media

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