Bradley misses game with injured knee, hopes to avoid DL

Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. lines a double off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Andriese during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Port Charlotte, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Luke Maile. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Bradley misses game with injured knee, hopes to avoid DL

Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. lines a double off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Andriese during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Port Charlotte, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Luke Maile. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

DETROIT (AP) -- Jackie Bradley Jr. says he's hopeful he can avoid the disabled list after missing Boston's game at Detroit on Sunday because of an injured right knee.

Bradley fell to the ground after rounding first base when he hit a flyout in Saturday's loss to the Tigers. He was able to walk off and seemed OK, but manager John Farrell said before Sunday's game that Bradley was dealing with some soreness and swelling, so he had an MRI.

''The MRI shows that he has some inflammation and, I guess you'd call, a sprain to the outside of the knee,'' Farrell said after the game.

Bradley said he still feels as though he can move around pretty well. He was set to head back to Boston for further examination.

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