FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox have made their decision: Grady Sizemore is their starting center fielder and Jackie Bradley Jr. will open the season in Triple A Pawtucket.
Sox manager John Farrell made the announcement just after 11 a.m. Friday as the Sox prepared to board a crosstown bus for their penultimate exhibition game, at the Twins’ Hammond Stadium.
“Grady Sizemore is our center fielder and Jackie will be optioned to Pawtucket,” Farrell said.
“It’s very exciting,’’ said the ever-calm Sizemore. “It’s been a long road for me and I’m happy to keep moving forward and to be in this position for this team.
“Since I’ve been here, everything has been better than expected from the first week to the last week.’’
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