Former Gamecock Jackie Bradley Jr. to Start in 2016 MLB All-Star Game

BOSTON, MA - MAY 11: Jackie Bradley Jr. #25 of the Boston Red Sox has Powerade dumped on him after the victory over the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park on May 11, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — 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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