Bradley isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Reds. Bradley went just 1-for-13 with a double, a stolen base, a walk and five strikeouts across the last four games. Avisail Garcia will shift to center field while Jace Peterson starts in right.
Bradley is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. With southpaw Caleb Smith on the hill for Arizona, the lefty-hitting Bradley will take a seat while Brewers manager Craig Counsell stacks up on extra right-handed bats. Tyrone Taylor will replace Bradley in the Milwaukee outfield.
Bradley will start in center field and bat eighth Thursday against the Diamondbacks. Bradley had been out of the lineup in both of Milwaukee's last two games with lefty starters (Tyler Alexander and Matthew Boyd) on the hill for Detroit, but the 31-year-old should be locked in as the Brewers' primary center fielder against right-handed pitching after Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) moved back to the injured list Tuesday. Though Cain's absence gives Bradley another window of opportunity, the latter has yet to make much of a mark at the plate in his first season in Milwaukee. Over 176 plate appearances, Bradley is holding down a .485 OPS while walking 4.8 percent of the time and striking out 33 percent of the time. All of those figures are career-worst marks by a wide margin.
Bradley went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Royals. Bradley took Brad Keller yard in the fourth inning to record his fourth homer of the season. He now has three home runs in his last 15 games after managing only one in his first 23 contests. Despite showcasing some power, Bradley has is still hitting only .089 in that same 23-game span and appears likely to lose playing time with Christian Yelich back in the lineup.
Bradley will remain on the bench Saturday against the Marlins. Bradley doesn't appear to be part of the Brewers' plans against lefties now that Lorenzo Cain is back from his quadriceps injury. He sat against southpaw Tyler Rogers on Friday and will do so again with another lefty (Daniel Castano) on the mound Saturday.
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