Former Gamecock Bradley, Jr. to start MLB All-Star Game

BOSTON, MA - June 4: Jackie Bradley Jr. #44 of the Boston Red Sox rounds first base after hitting a home run against the Texas Rangers in the second inning on June 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox)

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COLUMBIA – Former Gamecock outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (2009-11) will play in the 2016 MLB All-Star Game with the American League, as announced by Major League Baseball on Tuesday night. Bradley Jr. was voted in as a starter in the outfield. He is hitting .294 with 13 HR and 53 RBI on the year for the Boston Red Sox.

This year’s All-Star Game is scheduled for July 12 in San Diego at Petco Park.

Bradley Jr. is the first Gamecock since Brian Roberts to play in the All-Star Game. Roberts last played in 2007 as a member of the Baltimore Orioles and also started in the All-Star Game in 2005.

Bradley Jr. was a member of the 2010 and 2011 national championship teams at South Carolina before being selected as the No. 40 overall pick of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Red Sox.

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