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Jackie Bradley Jr. goes on the disabled list with a sprained thumb

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CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 22: Jackie Bradley Jr. #19 of the Boston Red Sox rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 22, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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The Red Sox placed outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained thumb this afternoon.

Bradley’s left thumb got bent back awkwardly as he slid into home plate on Tuesday night in Cleveland. X-rays came back negative, but an MRI taken Wednesday morning in Boston revealed the sprain. It’s unclear at this point how long he might be sidelined.

Bradley is hitting .262/.343/.432 with 14 homers and 54 runs batted in on the season. Andrew Benintendi is likely to take over in center field for Bradley, with Chris Young and Brock Holt sharing time in left.

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