Former Red Sox ALCS MVP joining Atlantic League team

Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. will be continuing his baseball career with a new team that’s not in the MLB.

On Thursday, the Twitter account of the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League announced that they’d signed Bradley to a contract.

The 33-year-old played for the Red Sox from 2013-20 and again in 2022 after a stint with the Milwaukee Brewers. Since leaving Boston for the second time, he played in 40 games for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2022 and 43 games for the Kansas City Royals in 2023.

In his 964 games with the Red Sox, Bradley hit .236 with a .719 OPS, 101 home runs and 62 stolen bases. He also played outstanding defense, earning a gold glove in 2018. That same season he helped the team win a World Series, and he was named the ALCS MVP.

The 2016 All-Star isn’t the first former Red Sox to appear in the Atlantic League. Jose Canseco, Carlos Baerga, Rickey Henderson, Stephen Drew and Brandon Phillips all had a stop in the league at one point.

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