Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley will not be charged in connection with an altercation with his wife last month in Los Angeles, according to a statement released by the player's attorney.
"The allegations against Milton Bradley were thoroughly investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office," said the statement from Harland Braun. "Both agencies determined there was no basis to file charges and no charges were filed."
Bradley will, however, have to leave spring training for a March 9 meeting with a Los Angeles City Attorney.
"As is customary in domestic cases, the City Attorney's Office has scheduled a private meeting with Milton and his wife to make sure that this type of misunderstanding does not occur again," the statement read.The temperamental outfielder's first year in Seattle was a disaster. He left the team in the middle of a game, leading to a leave of absence, batted .205 and played in just 73 games before August knee surgery ended his season. He's scheduled to make $12 million this season and doesn't even have a starting job, with Michael Saunders penciled in as the left fielder and Jack Cust signed as the everyday designated hitter.
UPDATE: Hold the phones. The city attorney's office tells Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times that the status of Bradley's case hasn't changed, and no formal decision on charges will be made until after the March 9 hearing.
-- David Andriesen