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USC alum tapped to pitch in baseball’s All-Star Game

Tampa Bay reliever Brad Boxberger joins the American League squad for Tuesday’s midsummer showdown

pitcher Brad Boxberger
Brad Boxberger on the mound in his USC days (Photo/USC Athletics)

Former USC pitcher Brad Boxberger, now a reliever for the Tampa Bay Rays, will represent the American League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game.

Boxberger, who is 4-5 with a 3.55 earned-run average and 20 saves in 22 chances this season, will be one of four relievers on the AL squad chosen by manager Ned Yost.

The pitcher is the 68th Trojan to be chosen for Major League Baseball’s midsummer showcase of its top players. In his three-year career at USC, Boxberger was 11-12 with a 3.81 ERA over 37 starts in 46 games.

He was selected in the supplemental first round (43rd overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds and was later traded to the Padres before joining the Rays in 2014.

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