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Jackie Bradley makes Red Sox roster

Updated: April 1, 2013, 11:54 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- Somewhere over the Eastern seaboard, on the flight carrying the Boston Red Sox to New York Saturday night, manager John Farrell broke the news to Jackie Bradley Jr. that he not only had made the team but would be starting in left field Monday in Yankee Stadium.

"At 35,000 feet," Farrell said, "he can't jump any higher."

Actually, Farrell said, the 22-year-old Bradley, the first rookie to draw an Opening Day starting assignment for the Red ...

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