Jackie Bradley Jr. Writes Emotional Farewell to Red Sox Fans
By Larry Rupp
Jackie Bradley was among the top free agents in the MLB this offseason before he signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. With Opening Day tomorrow, Bradley Jr. took the time to write an emotional farewell to the Boston Red Sox fans he had grown to love in the Players Tribune.
The veteran speedster spoke about his time spent in the minor leagues as well as the eight seasons he was a part of the major league squad. Bradley Jr. also made sure to thank everyone that helped him along the way and mention how he will always look back on his time in New England fondly.
Jackie Bradley Jr. Farewell
Bradley Jr. was a mainstay in the Red Sox lineup over the last few seasons and even made the All-Star team in 2016. He racked up 435 runs scored, 376 RBI and 60 stolen bases while drawing almost every start out in center field. It'll certainly be hard to replace a player with a .321 career on-base percentage (OBP).
The Brewers brought Bradley Jr. in to be one of their starting outfielders and he is expected to hit in the middle of the lineup. The 30-year-old should be a key contributor on a team looking to make the playoffs.
It's always hard to see players who have spent their entire career suit up for a different team, but Bradley Jr. may have summed it up best in his letter.
"So before each of us officially turns the page to our next chapter, I just wanted to say: Red Sox Nation, thank you."- Jackie Bradley Jr.
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