One day after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski threw out the first pitch, Pats wide receiver Julian Edelman was at Fenway Park, taking batting and fielding practice hours before the Boston Red Sox take on the San Francisco Giants.
Reporters on the scene said Edelman hit several balls over the Green Monster for home runs, and his troublesome left foot seemed fine in the cage and at shortstop.
— Alex Corddry (@ACorddry) July 20, 2016
Better video of Julian Edelman. He hit three over the Monster pic.twitter.com/Hp2ql6TiQu
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) July 20, 2016
Julian Edelman is pleased after a round of BP at Fenway Park. pic.twitter.com/qIV5VuamYN
— Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) July 20, 2016
Julian Edelman moves around with a baseball glove pic.twitter.com/WiZaTegSvK
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) July 20, 2016
Edelman is best-known for being a standout slot receiver, but it is clear he’s pretty good on the diamond. Back in 2012, he impressed the Toronto Blue Jays so much during a similar pre-game workout that then Jays assistant and current Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield said he could have pursued a career in professional baseball.
The guy is an impressive all-around athlete.