With rumors of acquiring Giancarlo Stanton swirling around, the Giants are reportedly seeking other options to satisfy their outfield needs. Sunday morning, MLB Network reported that the Giants are looking into making a trade with the Boston Red Sox for their centerfielder, Jackie Bradley Jr..
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 12, 2017
This reported interested in Bradley was confirmed by San Francisco Chronicle’s very own Henry Schulman.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) November 12, 2017
Bradley was a first-round draft pick by the Red Sox and after debuting in 2013, he led the American League in centerfield assists as a rookie in 2014.
Boston has continuously moved Bradley around their outfield since, watching him start in left field for the American League in the 2016 All-Star game and finish the season batting .267 with 26 home runs. The 27-year-old centerfielder hit another 17 home runs last season and could possess the power-hitting ability the Giants are looking for–not to mention afford.
Bradley was paid $3.6 million last season and is currently eligible for arbitration this offseason. His contract extends through 2021.