Former USC 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.
Orioles catcher and South Carolina native Matt Weiters was named as a reserve for the American League and Braves pitcher Julio Teheran was picked for the National League team.