Red Sox call up Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A


Swapping out knuckleballer Steven Wright for an extra position player, the Red Sox have called up last year’s first half starting center fielder, Jackie Bradley Jr., from Triple-A.

Bradley has struggled mightily in the majors, hitting .196 in 164 games, but the former top prospect is still just 25 years old and he was off to a nice start at Triple-A.

Mookie Betts has started 18 of 20 games in center field, but with Shane Victorino injured and both Allen Craig and Daniel Nava hitting below .200 the Red Sox wanted some added outfield depth.