Jackie Bradley close to making Sox

Updated: March 29, 2013, 3:12 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jackie Bradley Jr. told reporters he hasn't been told. Mike Carp told his agent the same thing.

The Red Sox, however, did deliver a message to nonroster outfielder Ryan Sweeney, informing him they were not purchasing his contract.

"I'm the odd man out," said a disappointed Sweeney, finding himself unemployed just two days before the Red Sox break camp in Florida.

With Sweeney out, it appears that first baseman-outfielder Carp, an early-March acquisition ...

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