Monday, May 11, 2015

Bradley, Jr. To Share Right Field With Victorino

Victorino (L); Bradley, Jr. (R)
The Red Sox have a new plan for right field. With Shane Victorino returning today from the DL and Jackie Bradley, Jr. back with the big club, the two will share duties in right. It's unclear at this point exactly how the "platoon" will work, but it's very clear that the Boston brass feel Bradley, Jr. has earned a legitimate shot at starting for the big club. Said manager John Farrell, "Jackie's arrival here gives us a premium defender. Certainly like him against a lot of right-handed pitching so we'll find the right matchups. I'm not going to say it's a strict platoon situation by any means, but I think it's important for us to find when we've got a situation or matchup we've got to take advantage of." This could get very interesting.