NEW YORK (AP) - Dynamic rookie outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has made Boston's opening-day roster and will start in Monday's opener against the New York Yankees.
Manager John Farrell told Bradley, who turns 23 on April 19, the news on the flight to New York on Saturday night.
Taken with the 40th overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft, Bradley batted .419 in spring training with a .507 on-base percentage.
Jonny Gomes will move from field field to designated hitter while David Ortiz is sidelined with a right Achilles tendon injury.
To make room for Bradley on the 40-man roster, infielder Mauro Gomez was designated for assignment Sunday.
Boston placed pitchers Craig Breslow (left shoulder tendinitis) and Franklin Morales (lower back strain) on the 15-day DL, both retroactive to March 22.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Braves vs. Giants Prediction Will the Braves pull off the upset tonight against the Giants when the two teams open a new series at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Cubs vs. Dodgers Prediction Will Game 1 tonight between the Cubs and Dodgers be low-scoring for bettors at 10:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Rockies Prediction Will the Cardinals top the Rockies behind ace Carlos Martinez tonight at 8:40PM ET?
Thumbnail Diamondbacks vs. Brewers Prediction Will the Diamondbacks win their fifth straight game when they visit the Brewers at 8:10PM ET tonight?
Thumbnail Orioles vs. Astros Pick Will the Baltimore Orioles get back on track when they hit the road to face the Houston Astros...

MLB Team Pages