Jackie Bradley Jr. has had his ups and downs at the plate of late. But fortunately for him, speed never slumps.
The Boston Red Sox center fielder proved as much in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin hit a shallow fly ball to center field off Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez that looked like it would fall in for a hit, but Bradley turned on the jets, racing in to make the shoestring catch while performing a half-somersault.
Those types of plays have become routine for the 26-year-old, who is tied for third in the American League with 12 outfield assists on the season and has developed into one of the better outfielders in the game.