MLB Rumors: Former All-Star & Gold Glover "Looking to Continue Career"

11-year veteran Jackie Bradley Jr., the seasoned center fielder long associated with the Boston Red Sox, has surprised many by expressing a strong openness to extending his baseball career despite earlier indications suggesting retirement.

Reports from Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe shed light on Bradley's offseason activities, revealing a dedicated effort to refine his outfield skills alongside fellow outfielder Juan Soto in Miami.

This commitment to improvement underscores Bradley's continued passion for the game, as he remains actively engaged in exploring opportunities to continue playing.

Despite facing challenges, including being released by the Kansas City Royals last June after a disappointing offensive performance, Bradley Jr. maintains a steadfast determination to contribute on the field.

While his offensive consistency has been a point of contention throughout his career, his defensive prowess and impressive track record, including a vital role in the Red Sox's 2018 World Series victory and various accolades such as an All-Star nod and a Gold Glove, underscore his enduring value as an outfielder.

At 33 years old, Bradley Jr. recognizes the need to adapt and remain open-minded to potential opportunities, exemplifying resilience and dedication in the face of uncertainty.

Over his 11-year career, Bradley Jr. holds a .225/.303/.381 triple-slash line, along with 109 home runs, 449 RBIs, 69 stolen bases, and 514 runs scored across 1,181 games played.

He's spent nine seasons with the Red Sox, and one season each with the Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, and Milwaukee Brewers. Photo Credit:  Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports