Is former South Carolina baseball star Jackie Bradley Jr. on the trading block?
His current team -- the Boston Red Sox -- is open to listening to offers.
At least one team already has expressed interest in the centerfielder.
Bradley is among the outfielders on the San Francisco Giants’ radar, according to MLB Network’s Jon Paul Morosi, who wrote that JBJ is “among many outfield options they are currently considering.”
The Boston Sports Journal is reporting that the Red Sox “aren’t looking to deal from the core of their current roster,” but that “one major league executive from another organization indicated . . . the Red Sox would at least be open to talking about Jackie Bradley Jr.”
And the Boston Globe reports that “while Jackie Bradley Jr. has been discussed in some corners of the industry as a trade candidate . . . the Sox don’t appear to be looking to move their centerfielder, with other teams having been the ones to initiate talks.”
Miami Marlins free agent Giancarlo Stanton is another outfielder the Giants are interested in acquiring, according to Morosi. Lorenzo Cain, Billy Hamilton and Jarrod Dyson have also been mentioned.
The Red Sox are among other teams interested in Stanton. Boston is seeking a home-run hitter for next season.
Bradley had a break out season in 2016, hitting .267 with 26 HR and 87 RBIs and earning him an All-Star game appearance.
This past season his numbers dropped to .245, 17 HR, 63 RBIs. He signed a one-year $3.6 million deal with Boston this past January.