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Milwaukee Brewers Agree To Two-Year Deal With Free Agent CF Jackie Bradley Jr.

The Milwaukee Brewers have snagged the biggest free agent still left on the open market, as the team has agreed to a two-year deal with veteran outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

The 30-year-old and the Brewers reportedly have a two-year deal in place for $24 million, with an opt-out after one season if Bradley should choose.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal both confirmed the deal early Thursday morning.

Bradley had spent the last eight seasons in Boston with the Red Sox, making his debut with the team back in April of 2013.

Last season in 55 games, he hit .283 with seven homers and 22 runs batted in for Boston.

Boston has been active in trying to cut costs, so not bringing Bradley Jr. back is not much of a shock to anyone in baseball.

The Brewers are in need of some help in the outfield, as the team has been without Lorenzo Cain thus far this spring after he opted out of the 2020 season.

Bradley will fill in nicely for the Brew Crew, as he won a Gold Glove in center in the American League back in 2018.

His best full year at the plate came in 2016 when he was an All-Star for the AL, hitting .267 with 26 homers and 87 RBI.

Last season in Boston, he played on a one-year deal worth $11 million.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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