Blue Jays sign outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have signed outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to a one-year major league deal.

The 32-year-old was released by Boston on Thursday. He’s a .210 average with 19 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 29 runs hit in 92 games this season.

The left-handed outfielder was named an All-Star in 2016 when he hit career bests with 149 hits, 26 home runs and 87 RBIs.

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He helped Boston win the 2018 World Series and was named American League Championship Series MVP that year with three RBIs in nine hits in a 4-1 win over Houston.

The Richmond, Virginia native is in his 10th major league season and has a career average of .228 with 329 extra base hits in 1,099 games with Boston and Milwaukee.

The Blue Jays also selected infielder Otto Lopez to Triple-A Buffalo and designated right-handed pitcher Matt Peacock for the assignment.

The Blue Jays announced the moves ahead of a game against the Orioles Tuesday night in Baltimore.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 9, 2022.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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