Red Sox activate Jackie Bradley Jr with Brock Holt heading to 10-day DL

07 October 2016: Boston Red Sox Outfield Jackie Bradley Jr. (25) [8993] reacts after being called out on strikes during the third inning of the the American League Divisional Series Game 2 baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. Cleveland defeated Boston 6-0. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)
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According to an official statement released by the club on Friday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox have activated starting center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. from the club’s 10-day disabled list. Bradley was initially forced to the sideline due to a sprained ligament in his right knee.

In what has become a corresponding roster move, the Red Sox have also elected to place utility man Brock Holt on the club’s 10-day disabled list due to vertigo.

The 27-year-old center fielder was originally placed on the club’s 10-day disabled list back on April 10. However, the Red Sox remained optimistic that Bradley would not require a tremendously long stint on the sideline as a result of the lingering setback. Even so, he managed to last a mere four games into the 2017 regular season before encountering the knee trouble.

Currently in the midst of his fifth big league season, all of which have come in Boston, Bradley is now batting .286 with two RBI alongside a .353 on-base percentage in 2017. Last season, he appeared in 156 regular season games en route to a .267 batting average with 26 home runs, 87 RBI and a .349 on-base percentage.

On the other hand, the 28-year-old Holt spent the 2012 campaign with the Pittsburgh Pirates before spending the next five go-rounds with the Red Sox. Appearing in just six games this season, he is currently batting .133 with one RBI alongside a .316 on-base percentage.

The Red Sox will now enter play on Friday evening against the surging Baltimore Orioles with a 10-6 record.

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