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Blue Jays 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 from Boston on Thursday. He has a .210 batting average of 19 his doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs and 29 RBIs in 92 games this season.

The left-handed hitting outfielder was named an All-Star in 2016 and set career highs with 149 hits, 26 home runs, and 87 RBIs.

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He helped Boston win his 2018 Worlds series and won the American League championship that year. He was named MVP in the series as he had nine hits and three RBIs. He beat Houston 4-1.

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The Richmond, Virginia native is in his 10th season in the majors. 228 career average. He recorded 329 extra base hits in 1,099 games he played in Boston and Milwaukee.

The Blue Jays also named infielder Otto Lopez to the Triple-A Buffaloes, and right-handed pitcher Matt He named Peacock.

The Blue Jays announced his move ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Orioles in Baltimore.

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

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