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April 28, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Red Sox to recall Jackie Bradley Jr. from Pawtucket

The Red Sox will recall outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket before Tuesday's game, multiple sources have reported. Right-handed pitcher Steven Wright will be optioned to the PawSox in the corresponding roster move. 

In addition to his usual superior defense, Bradley was hitting well to start the season with Syracuse, with a .315/.383/.411. Those  results along with a retooled stance are signs that 25-year-old has rebounded from a difficult 2014 campaign, when he hit .198/.265/.266 at the Major League level and .212/.246/.273 with the PawSox. The move will strengthen the Boston outfield, as the team's right fielders have hit an anemic .125/.220/.139 thus far. 

The Red Sox had been carrying 13 pitchers over the past several games, with some short outings by starting pitchers necessitating reinforcements in the bullpen. The move restores the Boston bench to four. 

Photo Credit: Jackie Bradley Jr. by Kelly O'Connor

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