Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Braves Showing Interest In Jackie Bradley, Jr.

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According to a report by Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons, the Atlanta Braves are expressing interest in trading for Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley, Jr. Boston still has a massive logjam in the outfield, and dealing Bradley would help free some of that up. Bradley had a disappointing 2014, but is still seen by many scouts as an elite defender who could eventually figure out his offense. He has put on a significant amount of weight over the off-season, which could help his power. Gammons suggests that any deal would be "a post St. Patrick’s Day discussion"—presumably giving the Braves some time to see if the kid can hit. Stay tuned.