Kansas City Royals Release 11-Year Veteran Outfielder

The Kansas City Royals have recently made the decision to release veteran outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

After going unclaimed on waivers, the Royals determined that Bradley Jr.'s offensive struggles outweighed his notable defensive skills, prompting his departure from the team.

Bradley Jr., who signed a minor league deal with the Royals in the offseason, struggled at the plate throughout the season, posting a disappointing slash line of .133/.188/.210.

In 105 at-bats, he managed only six extra-base hits, six RBIs, and 10 runs scored. Despite his defensive prowess, his offensive shortcomings limited his overall contributions to the team.

With over 11 years of experience in the majors, Bradley Jr. now enters free agency, seeking a new opportunity to continue his career.

Throughout his career, he has accumulated a triple-slash line of .225/.303/.381, along with 109 home runs, 449 RBIs, 69 stolen bases, and 514 runs scored in 1,181 games played.

The Royals' decision to release Bradley Jr. opens up a roster spot, allowing them to explore alternative options for their outfield.

The team hopes that this move will lead to improved productivity in their outfield unit, addressing the offensive shortcomings that Bradley Jr. experienced during his tenure with the team. Photo Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports