Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley recalled, Steven Wright optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket

Ryan Hannable
April 28, 2015 - 12:07 pm

For the third straight day the Red Sox made a roster move, this time to get back to standard 12 pitcher, 13 position player roster. Outfielder Jackie Bradley was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and pitcher Steven Wright was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Wright was called up Monday, but wasn't needed in the game. "We needed to add another position player," manager John Farrell said. "Mike Napoli is still day-to-day and with last night's outing of Joe Kelly and where we came through last night, felt like our bullpen was caught up enough to go back to 12 pitchers. Jackie will be in a reserve role coming off the bench." Bradley got the call around 1:15 this afternoon, and received plenty of congratulatory hugs from his teammates upon arriving in the clubhouse. "Just coming off the bench," Bradley said of his role. "Maybe late inning and just I have to be ready to go in at any notice." After not making the Opening Day roster, Bradley has enjoyed a lot of success at Triple-A, as he was hitting .315 through his first 18 games with an on-base percentage of .383. "He's maintained the swing he showed in spring training, which I think he's back to the stroke he had as an amateur and in the early days of his pro career," Farrell said. "I thought last year there was maybe some length added to his swing. Opened up some holes. But it's more of a line drive all fields approach that he's maintained." For more Red Sox news, check out weei.com/redsox.