PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to announce that outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. has been added to the International League All-Star Team for the 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game that will be played on Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00 pm EST at Werner Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Bradley, Jr. was the leading vote-getter in fan balloting but was with the Boston Red Sox on July 2nd when the team was officially announced. He was optioned back to Pawtucket on July 3rd and added to the PawSox roster on July 4th (and now the IL All-Star roster on July 6).
The 2015 Triple-A Game marks the 18th straight year that All-Star teams from the International League and the Pacific Coast League will face each other (the International League leads the series by a 10-7 margin since the game changed to the current IL vs. PCL format). The game will be played the night after the Major League All-Star Game and will be televised live on MLB Network and broadcast on the PawSox Radio Network (920 AM WHJJ the flagship).
Bradley, Jr., 25, is hitting .319 in 54 games for the PawSox this season. He is currently 2nd in the International League in batting, 2nd in on-base pct. (.396), and 3rd in slugging pct. (.460). He also leads the PawSox with 18 doubles and has 4 HR & 16 RBI batting almost exclusively out of the PawSox lead-off spot in the order.
Jackie was recalled to Boston for the third time this season on June 25 and he appeared in 8 games for the Red Sox during that latest stint going 4-for-19 with 1 HR & 2 RBI. Overall in 14 games with Boston this season he was hitting .133 while playing all three outfield positions.
Bradley, Jr. spent the majority of last season with the Red Sox leading the club with 125 appearances as an outfielder. He was named a finalist for the AL Rawlings Gold Glove Award at CF committing just 1 error in 318 total chances (.997 fielding pct.). His 13 outfield assists were tied for 3rd in all of Major League Baseball.
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