He’s among the many South Carolina alums that are high performing athletes in their respective sport.
However, in Major League Baseball, one Gamecock is dominate compared to other alumni.
Jackie Bradley Jr. was drafted in 2011 by the Boston Red Sox with the 40th overall pick.
Now, Bradley is well known as one of the out-fielders in the MLB. His accolades include becoming an All-Star in 2016, winning the Golden Glove Award in 2018 as well as becoming a World Series Champion and the ALCS MVP.
After the Boston Red Sox 2018 World Series Championship, the Red Sox started the following season with lackluster performances.
The Red Sox ended up missing the playoffs in the 2019 season, causing rumors that it may be Boston’s time to reset and rebuild.
However, the Red Sox signed the All-Star centerfielder to an extension before the deadline to do so today.
Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and the Boston Red Sox are in agreement on a one-year, $11 million deal, a source familiar with the agreement tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 10, 2020
Jackie Bradley Jr’s was one of ten arbitration-eligible players that Boston reached an agreement with.
Bradley’s deal is worth 11 million dollars over the upcoming season, making this his final year before free agency in 2020.