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Jackie Bradley: Waived by Royals
The Royals waived Bradley on Friday.
Bradley was designated for assignment Monday and will now attempt to latch on with another organization -- likely on a minor-league contract. The 33-year-old outfielder holds just a .398 OPS this season through 113 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Dropped from 40-man roster
The Royals designated Bradley for assignment Monday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Bradley was dropped from the 40-man roster after posting a disappointing .133/.188/.210 slash line with six extra-base hits, six RBI and 10 runs scored over 105 at-bats with the Royals this season. He will now either be claimed by another team, report to Triple-A Omaha or be released outright, the last of which would happen if he goes unclaimed and elects free agency instead of Omaha. The move clears a spot for outfielder Dairon Blanco, who had his contract selected from Triple-A on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Starts, but may lose work to Waters
Bradley will start in center field and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Nationals.
Though he's in the lineup Sunday against a southpaw (MacKenzie Gore), the lefty-hitting Bradley still looks as though he'll be relegated to a fourth- or fifth-outfielder role moving forward after Drew Waters returned from the injured list Friday. Waters went 2-for-8 with a pair of runs while starting in center field in both of the previous two games and probably brings more offensive upside to the table than Bradley at this stage of their respective careers.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Goes deep Monday
Bradley went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 8-5 extra-inning loss to the Tigers.
Bradley's fifth-inning blast tied the game at 5-5. Prior to Monday, he'd been mired in a brutal 0-for-24 slump over his last nine contests. The 33-year-old is seeing regular time in center field with Kyle Isbel (hamstring) out, though Nate Eaton has also been an option in that position. Bradley is slashing just .149/.213/.241 with a homer, six RBI, nine runs scored and five doubles through 95 plate appearances this season. Bradley will be at risk of losing playing time once Drew Waters (oblique) is ready to return after completing his current rehab assignment.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Not in Sunday's lineup
Bradley is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
Bradley started eight of nine games in center field since Kyle Isbel (hamstring) landed on the injured list May 5, but the veteran will take a seat Sunday after going 5-for-26 during that span. Nate Eaton will start in center and bat ninth in the series finale at Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Takes seat Wednesday
Bradley is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's contest against the White Sox.
Bradley will sit out Wednesday's game after starting the last five contests. Nate Eaton gets the start in center, batting ninth against Lance Lynn.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Big effort in win
Bradley went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 12-5 win over the White Sox.
Bradley is getting some run as the starting center fielder, and he's gone 5-for-10 with three doubles over his last three games. He delivered a two-run double during the Royals' sixth-inning rally Monday. While the outfielder has hit well recently, he's still slashing only .203/.277/.288 with no home runs, four RBI, eight runs scored and no stolen bases through 65 plate appearances. He's hit better than .250 just twice in his career, so there's not a lot of upside even if he remains a regular in the lineup while Kyle Isbel (hamstring) is out.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Filling in for injured Isbel
Bradley will start in center field and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Athletics.
He'll be making his third consecutive start and appears to be getting a look as the Royals' primary center fielder following Kyle Isbel's move to the injured list Friday with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. Bradley remains a solid defender at this stage of his career, but the 33-year-old has been one of the majors' worst-performing hitters dating back to the start of the 2021 campaign and won't make for an appealing fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Tallies two hits in loss
Bradley went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Twins.
Bradley doubled in the seventh and singled in the ninth and came around to score both times. Sunday was his first multi-hit effort of the season and raised his slash line to .159/.245/.205. He has just one RBI and has scored five times while sporting a 4:10 BB:K over 49 plate appearances while holding down a part-time role in the outfield.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Sits Thursday
Bradley is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.
The 32-year-old will take a seat for the series finale after going 2-for-10 with three walks and two runs while starting each of the past four games. The Royals will roll out an outfield of Edward Olivares, Nate Eaton and Nick Pratto from left to right Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Gets fourth straight start
Bradley will start in center field and bat ninth Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Bradley will be making his fourth consecutive start out of the Kansas City outfield, and he could have a path to sticking in the lineup for at least two more days after Wednesday while the Royals are tentatively scheduled to face right-handed pitchers and with Kyle Isbel (personal) away from the team on paternity leave. Thus far, Bradley hasn't been able to do much with his playing time, as he enters Wednesday's contest with a .125/.364/.125 slash line across 11 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Joins big-league roster
Bradley had his contract selected by the Royals on Thursday.
The veteran outfielder will fill a reserve role in Kansas City's outfield after he signed as a non-roster invitee in early March. Bradley's upside at this point is purely defensive, as his 46 wRC plus over the past two season is the worst in the majors for any batter with at least 500 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: On track for Opening Day roster
Bradley is expected to be included on the Royals' Opening Day roster, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
Kansas City may wait until shortly before Thursday's season opener versus the Twins to add Bradley to the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster, but the 32-year-old's ability to defend all three outfield spots at a high level likely made him an appealing replacement for Michael Taylor, who was dealt to the Twins over the winter. Unfortunately for Bradley, he's been MLB's worst-performing hitter across the past two seasons, with his 46 wRC+ placing him last by a wide margin among all players with at least 500 plate appearances in that span. For that reason, the Royals may be reluctant to give him a look in an everyday role even if their preferred options in the outfield miss time at any point.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Making spring debut Wednesday
Bradley is making his Cactus League debut Wednesday night against the White Sox.
Bradley will bat leadoff and get the start in right field as he aims to stake a claim on an Opening Day roster spot in Kansas City. The soon-to-be 33-year-old settled on a minor-league contract with the Royals on March 1 after slashing just .203/.255/.311 over 131 games between the Red Sox and Blue Jays in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jackie Bradley: Inks NRI deal with Kansas City
Bradley signed a minor-league contract Wednesday with the Royals that includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
JBJ had a tough time drumming up interest on the free-agent market this offseason after struggling to a .203/.255/.311 batting line over 131 games (370 plate appearances) between the Red Sox and Blue Jays in 2022. But, the 32-year-old outfielder still rates well defensively and can at least provide organizational depth for Kansas City leading into the 2023 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Jackie Bradley: Jacks three-run homer
Bradley came off the bench and provided a three-run home run in his lone plate appearance during Tuesday's 18-11 win over the Phillies.
Bradley put the finishing touches on an explosive night for the Toronto offense, with his fourth home run coming with one out in the top of the ninth inning. Since joining the Blue Jays in early August, Bradley is batting only .186, but his reputation as a strong defender should continue to earn him work off the Toronto bench.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Jackie Bradley: Three hits in nightcap
Bradley went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Orioles.
After going 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter in the matinee, Bradley started in center field and hit ninth in the nightcap, snapping an 0-for-17 slump at the plate that stretched back to Aug. 24. The veteran outfielder is slashing only .194/.275/.306 through 40 plate appearances since joining Toronto, and he'll likely remain a depth option down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Jackie Bradley: Out of Sunday's lineup
Bradley is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
Bradley started Saturday's game and will return to the bench after going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. George Springer will move out to center field while Alejandro Kirk rests his legs as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
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