Bradley is the lone pending free agent remaining on the Boston roster.
If Sunday was indeed the final day of Jackie Bradley Jr. in a Red Sox uniform, these past few days have featured the center fielder at his best.
Bradley is playing his usual superb defense. His production at the plate, a roller-coaster feature of his game since his 2013 debut, is on the upswing. Take out the economic realities that accompany the COVID-19 pandemic, and it would seem to be a good time for the 30-year-old to test free agency.
The Red Sox reached the final game of their final series this year with Bradley hitting safely in 30 of his last 36 games. He occupied the cleanup spot Friday night in a loss to the Braves and rocketed a solo home run to center in the top of the fifth inning. He added three walks and a run in a win on Saturday.
“Being around a lot of people for so long in the organization, I think you start thinking about all the relationships you’ve developed over time,” Bradley…