Red Sox release outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The Boston Red Sox have released outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., the club announced Thursday.

The move comes as the Red Sox look to make some room on their 40-man roster and provide more playing time for emerging outfielder Jaren Durran.

The Red Sox brought back Bradley Jr. for a second stint with the team but has struggled to produce at the plate slashing .210/.257/.321 with three home runs and 29 RBI through 92 games.

Bradley Jr. was drafted by Boston with the No. 40 pick in the 2011 amateur draft. He broke into the majors with the Red Sox in 2013 and helped the team win the World Series in 2018.

Bradley Jr. agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract with Milwaukee in March 2021 and played one season for the Brewers before he was traded to Boston in December.

The 32-year-old Bradley is a .228 hitter with 107 homers and 434 RBIs in 1,098 major league games. He was the MVP of the 2018 AL Championship Series and won the AL Gold Glove in centre that same year.

-- With Files from the Associated Press

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