Catching Up with Jackie Bradley, Jr.

If all goes as planned, Boston Red Sox fans will find out what South Carolina baseball fans have known for quite some time; Jackie Bradley, Jr., is a special player. With spring training beginning this month, Bradley is slated to be the starting centerfielder for the Red Sox after a promising 2015 campaign according to an off-season interview with Boston manager John Farrell. Those comments notwithstanding, the former Gamecock is staying hungry and humble, knowing that things can change quickly in the business of professional baseball.

“I just try to continue to work, stay healthy and let the chips fall where they may,” Bradley said. “Talk is talk. You can say that I’m the guy, but things can change in a heartbeat.

“My number one goal is to stay healthy. When you stay healthy, you give yourself a chance to perform at a high level.”

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