Report: Red Sox to Tender Jackie Bradley Jr. Contract for 2020

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Jackie Bradley Jr. rounds the bases in a game at Fenway Park against the San Francisco Giants.

The Boston Red Sox will reportedly tender a 2020 contract to outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. ahead of Monday's 8 p.m. deadline for teams to decide whether players will be considered non-tendered and become free agents. The news of Bradley Jr.'s contract was first reported by Alex Speier of The Boston Globe

Bradley Jr. is expected to make about $11 in the final year of arbitration. His name has been floated as a possible trade candidate after a season in which he hit .225 with 21 home runs and 62 RBIs. 

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal mentioned The Chicago Cubs as a possibility for Bradley since he was part of Theo Epstein's final draft class in 2011 and once considered him as a replacement for Dexter Fowler after the 2015 season. Other teams that could need outfield assistance include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians and New York Mets.