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Red Sox minor lines: Finding room for Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr. is probably not gaining anything from his Triple-A games at this point. The only problem is finding an opportunity for him to prove himself in the majors.

Pawtucket W 5-3

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 1-3, HR, 2 BB, K
Allen Craig: 0-4, K
Garin Cecchini: 1-4
Deven Marrero: 0-3, BB

Robbie Ross Jr.: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

We saw Hanley Ramirez' left knee buckle at the plate a couple of times in Thursday night's loss, and right now it seems pretty clear the outfielder isn't playing at full strength. The Red Sox are probably not quite willing to throw in the towel on 2015 just yet, but when the time comes that they are, it might make sense to sit Hanley down for a good long while and Give Jackie Bradley Jr. some extended run in the outfield. No better time to do it then the second half of a lost year.

Salem L 4-10

Manuel Margot: 1-4, K
Wendell Rijo: 1-4, BB, 2 K

Kevin McAvoy: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, E

Margot was pretty much on fire coming back from injury, but has cooled off these last few games, actually dropping his OPS below where it was to start (and it wasn't great to begin with). Not quite what Sox fans had hoped for given how excellent he was after a mid-season promotion to Salem in 2014.

Greenville W 10-0

Rafael Devers: 3-5, 2B, K
Nick Longhi: 2-3, BB
Yoan Moncada: 1-4
Javier Guerra: 0-4

It's amazing the cold spells Rafael Devers' numbers can sustain before they start to lose their shine. He's had five 0-for-X performances in his last seven games, and his average has only dropped to .321 partially because it was extremely high to begin with, and partially because he's gone 6-for-9 in those other two games. Not the most consistent performances, granted, but if this is what a slump entails for Devers, no complaints.