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Red Sox Designate Jackie Bradley for Assignment in Favor of Jarren Duran

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Boston Red Sox are designating a long-time team veteran and former All-Star for assignment.
The Boston Red Sox are designating a long-time team veteran and former All-Star for assignment. /

The Boston Red Sox are searching for answers after falling to the basement of the AL East. Boston was active at the trade deadline, sending out Christian Vazquez but also acquiring the likes of Tommy Pham and Eric Hosmer.

The team's roster tinkering continued on Thursday after it was revealed a former All-Star would be designated for assignment.

The Red Sox have DFA'd outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., according to Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe. The Gold Glove winner and 2016 All-Star selection re-joined Boston this season after a year in Milwaukee, but his struggles at the plate have led the team to shake up their OF situation.

Bradley was originally drafted by the Red Sox as a first-round pick in 2011. He made his MLB debut in 2013 and became a mainstay in the outfield due to his superb defense. Bradley posted a career year in 2016, hitting 26 home runs and recording 87 RBIs, which led to his first All-Star nod.

No one will forget Bradley's performance during the team's World Series run in 2018. He took home ALCS MVP after recording 9 RBIs on just three hits against the Houston Astros.

Given his experience and glove skills, it'd be no surprise to see the veteran outfielder find a new home in the coming days.

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