The Red Sox announced that Jackie Bradley Jr., AKA the Human Highlight Reel, has been optioned to Pawtucket, with Mookie Betts set to join the Red Sox again.
Gotta say, as much as JBJ’s offense has burned a hole in my stomach, his defense has been one of the rare highlights in this miserable suck of a season. Plus, he seems like a genuinely nice guy. It’s also something of a curious move, as JBJ seemed to have been getting on-track with his bat, hitting at a 5-for-16 clip of late. I hope he gets things straight with the Paw Sox and gets reborn Nava-style when he comes back with September call-ups.
Meanwhile, here are some of Jackie’s most memorable catches, in convenient Vine form.
As for Mookie, well… he’s got potential.