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Brewers Sign Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

Gold Glove Center Fielder and Two-Time World Series Champion Agrees to Two-Year Deal

By - Mar 8th, 2021 11:39 am

PHOENIX – The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free-agent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to a two-year contract with a player opt-out clause after the first year. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations David Stearns.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jackie to the Brewers organization and to the Greater Milwaukee community,” said Stearns. “Jackie has established himself as one of the premier defensive outfielders in all of baseball, and adds to an already talented outfield grouping. We are excited to get Jackie into camp and get him going.”

Bradley, who turns 31 on April 19, has been a Gold Glove Award finalist in center field four times (2014, 2016, 2018-19), winning the award in 2018. He did not commit a single error with Boston last season in 123 total chances.

Bradley batted .283 with 7 HR, 22 RBI and 5 stolen bases in 55 games in 2020, making 54 starts, all in center field. His .364 on-base percentage was a career high and ranked 15th in the American League. His 23 walks led the Red Sox. He batted .313 (42-for-134) with 7 HR and 19 RBI over his last 37 games (.400 OBP/.537 SLG/.937 OPS).

Bradley is a career .239 hitter with 98 HR, 376 RBI and 60 stolen bases in 873 games during eight Major League seasons, all with Boston (2013-20). He was part of World Series-winning teams in 2013 and 2018, and was an All-Star in 2016. He posted a career-high 29-game hitting streak in 2016, tying Johnny Damon (2005) for the fourth-longest streak in franchise history, trailing only Dom DiMaggio (34 in 1949), Tris Speaker (30 in 1912) and Nomar Garciaparra (30 in 1997).

Bradley has played in the postseason three times (2016-18) and was named Most Valuable Player of the 2018 ALCS after producing 2 HR and 9 RBI in 5 games against Houston.

Bradley was selected by Boston in the supplemental first round (40th overall) of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

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