Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom met with reporters (including Alex Speier of the Boston Globe) this afternoon and confirmed that the membership stays in touch with the representatives totally free agent middle fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. They may keep in contact till the state of affairs “resolves” itself, Bloom added. Bradley is certainly the highest place participant remaining in free company at this level. Along with their involvement within the Bradley market, Bloom famous (via Speier) the Sox might focus on contract extensions with gamers already on the roster in spring coaching.
Elsewhere within the AL East:
- Even after agreeing to phrases with Brett Gardner, the Yankees count on at hand the first left subject job to Clint Frazier, supervisor Aaron Boone advised reporters (via Marly Rivera of ESPN). Frazier, a former prime prospect, took maintain of the job with a stellar .267/.394/.511 slash line with eight residence runs over 160 plate appearances in 2020. The 26-year-old has nonetheless solely performed 162 MLB video games and has had some ups and downs defensively, so a reunion with the dependable Gardner offers one thing of a security web for New York.
- Rays pitching prospect Brent Honeywell has been knocked off track by a sequence of arm accidents, present process 4 elbow surgical procedures since his final minor-league motion in September 2017. The 25-year-old is now again in main league camp and feeling higher than he has in years. “I’m excited. I’m wholesome. … The whole lot is nice. After this final one, it was a big-time assist for me, and it was a big-time aid of my elbow. The whole lot is so-called ‘on observe,’ and we’re shifting in the correct path,” Honeywell advised reporters (together with Adam Berry of MLB.com). There’s no particular timetable for the 25-year-old’s return to recreation motion however there appears to be a basic sense of optimism relating to Honeywell’s potential to contribute on the large league stage in 2021.