Monday, August 18, 2014

Mookie Up, Jackie Bradley, Jr. Down To AAA

The Red Sox have optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. to AAA Pawtucket and re-called OF/IF Mookie Betts to the big club. In fourteen August games, Bradley, Jr. was just 5 for 35 (.143)—with 15 strikeouts. Losing JBJ's incredible defense in CF will be a blow, but it makes sense to give him consistent ABs in AAA to see if he can get out of his offensive funk with little or no pressure. He will be back.