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Report: List of JBJ suitors includes these three teams

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Jackie Bradley Jr. wasn't lying when he said he was drawing interest from "multiple" major league teams.

The Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs all have interest in the free-agent outfielder, MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Tuesday.

The Houston Astros also have been reported as aggressive suitors for Bradley, while the New York Mets have been floated as a potential landing spot, as well.

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The Boston Red Sox apparently haven't given up hope of re-signing Bradley, either: General manager Brian O'Halloran said Monday that the 30-year-old is "definitely on our radar," and the team has approached Bradley about signing a multi-year deal with the club, WEEI's Rob Bradford reported recently.

Bradley's stock is high after he batted a career-high .283 in 55 games last season with seven home runs and 22 RBIs. He's still one of the best defensive center fielders in baseball and could be a solid contributor on a contender if he can limit his offensive slumps.

The Phillies might be a team to watch in the Bradley sweepstakes, as recently-hired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski knows the outfielder well from his Red Sox days.

 

Boston added outfield depth Monday by signing veteran Hunter Renfroe to a one-year contract, but Renfroe is primarily a corner outfielder, so there's still room for Bradley should the Red Sox bring him back for a ninth season.