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Jackie Bradley Jr. and CC Sabathia to visit London this week

Players will tour London to promote the 2019 London Series presented by Mitel

World Champion Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will travel to London, England this week to help promote the 2019 London Series presented by Mitel, as announced by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The pair of All-Stars will be representing their rival Clubs while touring the city of London, visiting iconic sights and taking in the experiences of English Premier League games.

Bradley Jr., an American League All-Star in 2016, was named Most Valuable Player of the 2018 American League Championship Series en route to helping the Red Sox win their fourth World Series in the last 15 seasons. The 28-year-old, who was drafted by Boston with the 40th overall selection in the 2011 Draft, claimed his first career Gold Glove Award in 2018.

World Champion Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will travel to London, England this week to help promote the 2019 London Series presented by Mitel, as announced by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The pair of All-Stars will be representing their rival Clubs while touring the city of London, visiting iconic sights and taking in the experiences of English Premier League games.

Bradley Jr., an American League All-Star in 2016, was named Most Valuable Player of the 2018 American League Championship Series en route to helping the Red Sox win their fourth World Series in the last 15 seasons. The 28-year-old, who was drafted by Boston with the 40th overall selection in the 2011 Draft, claimed his first career Gold Glove Award in 2018.

 "As an athlete who has been fortunate to play for the Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball, the ability to promote our sport on a world stage is an exciting opportunity," Bradley Jr. said. "I'm looking forward to our series in London in June of 2019 and to bringing our storied rivalry against the New York Yankees to a new audience."

Sabathia, the 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner and six-time All-Star, was a key component of the 2009 World Series Champion Yankees team. The 18-year-veteran has 246 career wins, which ranks second among all active pitchers. In addition, the 38-year-old left-hander leads all active Major League pitchers in strikeouts (2,986) and innings pitched (3,470.0).

"I'm excited for our series with Boston next summer, and I welcome the opportunity to promote our great sport and the history of our rivalry across the pond," said Sabathia. "I also love travelling, so being able to take in the sights and sounds of London while helping build momentum towards the first-ever Major League Baseball games to be played there is something I am embracing. Consider me the Yankees' advance scout for London." 

The long-time AL East Division rivals will participate in media opportunities on Friday, December 14th, including a product signing at the New Era Store in Central London and a visit to the Lords Cricket Ground. Sabathia will visit Etihad Stadium, the home of Manchester City FC, as they host Everton on Saturday, December 15th, while Bradley Jr. will travel to Liverpool on Sunday, December 16th to see Liverpool FC take on Manchester United.

The 2019 London Series presented by Mitel is a two-game series taking place on June 29-30, 2019 at London Stadium. The Red Sox will play host to the Yankees in the first-ever MLB games played in Europe. For more information regarding the Series, please visit mlb.com/londonseries.