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Mariners expect Bradley in camp

Posted on: January 25, 2011 6:12 pm
Edited on: January 25, 2011 6:13 pm
 
Milton Bradley The Mariners expect Milton Bradley to be in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 18 when the full squad reports despite his Feb. 8 court date for his arrest for a felony last week.

"Obviously, there's a legal process that Milton has to go through," Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik told the Seattle Times ' Larry Stone . "As of right now, he's a part of the organization, and we're planning on him coming into spring training and competing for a job."

Zduriencik says he expects Bradley to play the same role he did last season -- no, not malcontent, he's got that one wrapped up -- but left field and designated hitter.

Bradley is scheduled to make $12 million next season, the last of his three-year, $30 million contract. The Mariners had been looking to find a way to void his contract in connection with his recent arrest, but the way Zduriencik is talking now, it appears they've not been able to find a way to do that.

Bradley played just 73 games last season and hit .205/.292/.348 with eight home runs, by far the worst season of his career since establishing himself as a big leaguer. He underwent knee surgery in August and is expected to be healthy for this season. He will be 33 in April.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 10:27 am
 

Mariners expect Bradley in camp

Jim "Donuts" Hendry was the brain turst.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2011 9:14 am
 

Mariners expect Bradley in camp

Someone explain to me how a guy that has been in the majors 11 years, and has been on 10 teams, has hit 20 or more HRs once, and NEVER had more than 67 RBI's, is a lifetime 270 hitter and last year batted only 205, is due to get paid $12million dollars this year?  What brain truss signed him to that contract, and does he still have a job?  This doesn't include all the crap baggage that he brings to all of his teams.



Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2011 10:54 pm
 

Mariners expect Bradley in camp

Better off releasing him Seattle. What a bum


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