Former Gamecocks outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made his first MLB All-Star game in 2016. To start 2017, he’s getting paid.
Coming off his fourth year with the Red Sox, he and the team avoided salary arbitration with a 1-year, $3.6 million deal. The team announced it Friday.
Bradley Jr., made $546,500 last season.
Playing in 156 games, Bradley Jr. hit .267 with 26 home runs and 87 RBIs. He led the league in outfield assists from center.
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In Columbia, he led a pair of national championship teams, hitting .331 with 30 home runs and 133 RBIs in 172 games.