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Jackie Bradley Jr. gets pulled from game, appears to be false alarm

Jackie Bradley Jr.

Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. comes around to score against the Seattle Mariners in the 10th inning of a baseball game on Thursday, July 11, 2013, in Seattle. The Red Sox won in 10 innings 8-7. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


There’s nothing quite like twitter before the trade deadline:

Jackie Bradley Jr lifted for a pinch hitter in 6th in Pawtucket. Nothing apparently wrong with him. Trade in works?

— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) July 31, 2013

If there is a trade going down involving Bradley, it’s not for Peavy, source says

— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) July 31, 2013

Told that there is nothing involving a deal with JBJ, who was PH for in Pawtucket tonight. #RedSoxTalk

— Sean McAdam (@Sean_McAdam) July 31, 2013

Jackie Bradley Jr. and Anthony Ranaudo pulled from minor league games, according to @jtomase and others. Red Sox may be up to something big.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2013

Source: Jackie Bradley Jr. and Anthony Ranaudo not involved in any trade at the moment.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2013

Ranuado was pulled with two men base after throwing his 98th pitch of the night, so there was nothing really suspicious about his exit. Bradley’s was much more interesting, since there was no apparent injury. The Red Sox would be hard-pressed to trade him with Jacoby Ellsbury eligible for free agency at season’s end, and among all of the players rumored to be available, it’s hard to imagine him being moved for anyone other than Cliff Lee or Jeff Samardzija. Still, it doesn’t seem like anything is brewing anyway. Maybe he was hurt or perhaps something else came up.

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