Jackie Bradley establishing self in center for Red Sox

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Jackie Bradley Jr. is starting to take ownership of the starting role in center field for the Boston Red Sox.

The Red So have been moving Grady Sizemore around from left to right field without considering him at center. Manager John Farrell spoke positively of Bradley’s play in center this season.

“Jackie has solidified the defense in center field for us,” said manager John Farrell when he was discussing yesterday’s switch from left field to right field for Grady Sizemore.

Even the return of Shane Victorino should not negatively impact Bradley’s playing time at this point.

Farrell also told the Boston Herald that he likes what he sees in Sizemore’s play in left field.

“I wouldn’t say that he’s completely acclimated to left field here. Yesterday was the first time he’s played left field at Fenway Park,” said Farrell. “There’s still repetition needed. At the same time, we feel like, with his athleticism, he should be able to play the corners with equal effectiveness.”

While Bradley may be playing well in center the Red Sox will undoubtley hope he picks it up a tick at the plate after he has gotten off to a .220/.339/.280 line though his first 17 games this season

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