3 Ideal landing spots for Jackie Bradley Jr. after Red Sox release

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - AUGUST 04: Jackie Bradley Jr. #19 of the Boston Red Sox makes a diving catch on a hit from Brandon Lowe #8 of the Tampa Bay Rays (not pictured) to end the third inning at Tropicana Field on August 04, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - AUGUST 04: Jackie Bradley Jr. #19 of the Boston Red Sox makes a diving catch on a hit from Brandon Lowe #8 of the Tampa Bay Rays (not pictured) to end the third inning at Tropicana Field on August 04, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /
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Jun 1, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Alex Kirilloff (19) catches a fly ball against the Baltimore Orioles during the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports /

Jackie Bradley Jr. could be the answer to the Minnesota Twins’ outfield injury issue

The Minnesota Twins’ outfield is barren thanks to several injuries. Their depth chart – or lack thereof – has Alex Kirilloff, Trevor Larnach, Max Kepler, and Kyle Garlick all on the 10-Day Injured List.

Target Field is one of many ballparks where Bradley struggles to hit (.170/.267/.302, .569 OPS over 15 games), but if they need another Gold Glover in the outfield with Byron Buxton, there’s no harm in giving JBJ a chance.

Honorable mention: Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles acquired Brett Phillips from the Rays at the deadline, but if they hadn’t, they could’ve gotten Bradley for pennies.

Bradley struggles to hit at almost every MLB ballpark, but Camden Yards is the rare exception. In 54 career games there, he’s hit 12 home runs.

And then, of course, there’s this catch, one of the best moments in JBJ’s extensive defensive highlight reel: