Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Farrell: No Room For Two Sox Center Fielders

Red Sox manager John Farrell made it clear on Tuesday that there's room for only one center fielder on the Red Sox Opening Day roster. One or the other of Grady Sizemore or Jackie Bradley, Jr. will make the cut. As quoted by The Providence Journal's Brian MacPherson, Farrel said, "it's probably an either-or"—but all current indications heavily favor Sizemore. If that happens, Bradley, Jr. would be headed back to AAA Pawtucket to continue his offensive progression with a maximum number of at-bats. Of course, given Sizemore's history of fragility, Bradley, Jr. could well be summoned to the big club at any moment in the early going. Stay tuned.