Former South Carolina outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was voted a starter for the American League in the MLB All-Star Game.
Bradley, who played on the Gamecocks 2010 and 2011 national championship teams, entered Tuesday night hitting .294 with 13 homers and 53 RBI for the Boston Red Sox.
.@JackieBradleyJr proving why he's an All-Star! ?
He sends the ball out and it's 2-1 Rangers. pic.twitter.com/hplX4Wrxpf
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) July 6, 2016
He’s the first former Gamecock named to the All-Star Game since 2005, when Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts was a starter.
Bradley was drafted with the No. 40 overall pick by the Red Sox in 2011.
Over his three-year career at South Carolina, Bradley hit .331 with 30 homers and 133 RBI in 172 games.
So proud of @JackieBradleyJr American League All Star!!
— Chad Holbrook (@cholbrook2) July 5, 2016