"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