Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after he flipped over the bullpen wall at Fenway Park during Tuesday’s game. To replace him on the roster they recalled outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A.
Bradley has hit just .193 in 178 games as a big leaguer, but the 25-year-old former top prospect deserves another opportunity in the majors after hitting .305 with nine homers and an .853 OPS in 71 games at Triple-A. He figures to be the primary center fielder for however long Betts is sidelined.
Betts has been a big bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season for the Red Sox, hitting .265 with 10 homers, 13 steals, and a .755 OPS in 97 games as a 22-year-old while handing the full-time transition to center field well.