he Red Sox have designated outfielder ?Jackie Bradley Jr.? for assignment, a source told MLB.com’s Ian Browne on Thursday.
The club has not confirmed the move, which comes three days after the Red Sox added Tommy Pham to their outfield through a trade with the Reds.
In his second stint with Boston, Bradley is batting .210 with a .578 OPS in 271 at-bats this season. He was acquired from Milwaukee in December in a deal that sent outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Brewers.
Bradley, a first-round Draft pick by the Red Sox in 2011, played his first eight seasons in Boston and developed into one of the best defensive center fielders in baseball. His 50 Defensive Runs Saved from 2014-17 ranked 10th among all outfielders. He was an All-Star in 2016 and earned a Gold Glove in '18, when the Red Sox won the World Series.
Although he is still a plus defender, Bradley’s bat has been lagging for the past couple of years. He has posted a 44 OPS+ over 658 at-bats since the start of 2021.
Bradley, 32, is making $9.5 million this season and carries a $12 million mutual option with an $8 million buyout in '23.