Bradley built a full weight room that includes a pitching mound at his ranch in Oklahoma, Kevin Zimmerman of Arizona Sports reports.
Bradley has been staying in baseball shape along with friend and fellow MLB hurler Adrian Houser of the Brewers in Oklahoma. "One day I'm super motivated and I'm locked in ready to get back to the season and the next day it's like, 'Oh, well, we're - we don't even have a spring training date set. What am I working out for right now?' It's such a weird time," said Bradley. The right-hander is coming off a rocky season in which he lost the closer's job but returned to that role over the final two months. He entered the spring as the closer and did nothing to lose the confidence of manager Torey Lovullo since then.
Bradley threw a scoreless inning in Wednesday's spring game against Cleveland.
Bradley did not allow a hit or walk a batter while throwing nine pitches (eight strikes) in the fourth inning. This was Bradley's second Cactus League appearance, and he's allowed one hit with a strikeout in two scoreless innings. He enters the year as Arizona's closer for now, but it wasn't too long ago that Bradley pitched himself out of that role.
Bradley will make $4.1 million this season after beating the Diamondbacks in arbitration, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
His employer had filed at $3.625 million. Bradley is expected to close after saving 18 games with a 3.52 ERA last season, though manager Mike Hazen still referred to the team's closer situation as a "competition," with Hector Rondon seemingly Bradley's main rival for the job.
Bradley is expected to be the primary closer for the Diamondbacks in 2020, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Arizona general manager Mike Hazen talked about the team's closing situation after the Diamondbacks made official the signing of Hector Rondon, a power pitcher with closing experience. Bradley had an inconsistent season and at one point was not trusted to pitch when the Diamondbacks were leading, but he finished the season as the team's closer. "I would imagine, given where we were at the end of the year, that there will be some incumbency to be considered," Hazen said. "But that won't 100 percent overshadow competition. But I think certainly Archie performed very well for us in that role down the stretch." He saved all 14 opportunities with a 2.12 ERA, 17 strikeouts and seven walks in 17 innings over the final 17 appearances.
Bradley allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Friday's 6-3 win over the Padres.
Bradley gave up a leadoff single to Manuel Margot but retired the next three batters in order to earn his 18th save of the season. In 66 appearances this year, Bradley has posted a 3.52 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with 87 strikeouts in 71.2 innings.
Bradley allowed one hit and one walk but recorded the final two outs to record the save Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Bradley was called into action after Jimmie Sherfy allowed two baserunners to reach base to begin the ninth inning. However, Bradley also started on shaky ground, walking the first batter he faced before allowing a two-RBI single. Ultimately, he got Paul Goldschmidt to ground into a double play to end the contest and record his 17th save of the season. Bradley has not been charged with an earned run in each of his last eight appearances, lowering his ERA from 4.00 to 3.57.
Bradley allowed one hit and struck out two over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the save in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Padres.
The Diamondbacks' closer recorded his 16th save and converted his 12th straight opportunity. Since claiming the closer role at the end of July, Bradley has blown just one save in 17 chances.
Bradley (back) picked up a perfect four-out save against the Marlins on Wednesday.
The right-hander came in to record the final out of the eighth inning and did so by forcing Austin Dean to foul out. With Arizona still up 5-4, Bradley re-entered in the ninth and retired the side en route to his 15th save of the season. Despite missing the last two days with back spasms, Bradley appeared good to go. Through 62 appearances, he owns a 3.72 ERA and 1.46 WHIP.
Bradley said he expected to be available for Tuesday's game after missing the last two days with back spasms, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Bradley was not used in Tuesday's 12-6 loss to the Marlins, which is not surprising given a closer was not needed. He said the back "locked up" on him Sunday, something he's experienced a few times in the past. While Bradley expected to be available, that's not the same as the manager acknowledging that. Until he returns to action, Bradley should be considered day-to-day, and Kevin Ginkel will fill in at closer if the former isn't available.
Bradley was not available to pitch Monday due to back spasms, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo does not believe the injury is serious and thinks Bradley, Arizona's closer, will be available to pitch Tuesday. Without Bradley on Monday, the manager turned to Kevin Ginkel to lock down a 7-5 win over Miami.
Bradley struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Reds.
Bradley sandwiched a strikeout of Joey Votto between flyouts from Josh VanMeter and Eugenio Suarez to earn his 14th save of the year. The closer has pitched well since the start of August, with a 2.84 ERA and all but one of his saves in 19 appearances over that span.
Bradley was not available Saturday after pitching three of the previous four days, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo called on a combination of Andrew Chafin and Jimmie Sherfy, who eventually picked up the save, to close out a 2-0 win over the Reds. Bradley had thrown 69 pitches over the four days heading into Saturday.
Bradley pitched around a pair of singles and a walk to record his 13th save of the season Friday against the Reds, striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning.
Bradley wasn't great, allowing two singles to start the inning and later a two-out walk, but he was just good enough to get the job done. He's now four saves away from tying Greg Holland for the team lead in saves.
Bradley earned a two-out save during Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Padres, walking one batter in the process.
After the Padres got on the board with a solo home run by Wil Myers in the top of the ninth inning, Bradley was summoned to protect a 4-1 lead with one batter on and one out. The right-hander issued a free pass to Manny Machado, but he forced back-to-back groundouts from Eric Hosmer and Hunter Renfroe to slam the door on the Padres en route to his 12th save of the year. Better yet, Bradley has been perfect across eight consecutive save opportunities, improving to a 3.96 ERA and 1.51 WHIP.
Bradley got the save against the Padres on Tuesday, giving up one earned run on two hits in the ninth inning, striking out three and walking two before closing out Arizona's 2-1 victory.
It was certainly an eventful appearance, but Bradley eventually got the job done and locked down his 11th save of the season despite allowing four baserunners and a run in his one inning of work. He's allowed runs in back-to-back appearances, but Bradley has still converted six straight save opportunities and seems to have a firm grasp on the role. Overall, he's got a 4.00 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 79:33 K:BB across 63 innings.
Bradley was unavailable to pitch Sunday, so he was not called upon to preserve a ninth-inning lead in what eventually became an extra-innings loss to the Dodgers.
After pitching five times in the last seven days, Bradley was given the day off Sunday. As such, manager Torey Lovullo played a matchup game in the ninth inning with a one-run lead. Right-hander Matt Andriese got the first out before lefty Andrew Chafin was brought in to face Cody Bellinger, who deposited a poorly located slider into the right-center field seats.
Bradley allowed a run on two hits and a walk to record his 10th save in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Dodgers.
Bradley, pitching for the fifth time in seven days, loaded the bases with none out before a 3-6-1 double play, initiated by a nice defensive stop by first baseman Christian Walker, helped stave off a Los Angeles rally. Six pitches later, Russell Martin bounced out to shortstop to end a game in which the Diamondbacks overcame two deficits. Since reclaiming the closer's job, Bradley has saved 10 of 11 opportunities with a 2.81 ERA over 15 games (16 innings).
Bradley (4-5) earned the win after recording three strikeouts and allowing one hit over 1.2 innings against the Dodgers on Friday.
With one on, one out and a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning, Bradley was called upon to replace Andrew Chafin. The right-hander fanned Chris Taylor, then forced Kiki Hernandez to pop out. After the Diamondbacks took the lead on a balk in the bottom of the frame, Bradley returned in the ninth, hitting Russell Martin with a leadoff pitch. He then notched back-to-back strikeouts of Will Smith and Joc Pederson, before giving up a single to Matt Beaty. That would be the last man on base for the Dodgers as Bradley finished things off by causing Justin Turner to ground out. Across 54 appearances this season, the 27-year-old owns a 3.84 ERA and 1.44 WHIP.
Bradley converted the save against the Giants on Tuesday, pitching one perfect inning with one strikeout.
Bradley was called upon to close out a victory for the third straight day and delivered again, tossing 10 of 12 pitches for strikes and setting San Francisco down in order. The 27-year-old has converted eight of his last nine save chances while lowering his ERA to 3.94 on the season. He continues to rack up strikeouts and owns an excellent 11.1 K/9 on the season.
Bradley picked up the save against the Giants on Monday, striking out the only batter he faced to preserve Arizona's 6-4 victory.
Bradley came in after the Giants managed a pair of unearned runs off Yoan Lopez and managed to shut the door with a strikeout to pick up the one-out save for his eighth of the season in 11 opportunities. He's done well with the opportunity since assuming the primary closer role for the Diamondbacks, as Bradley has now converted six of his seven save opportunities for the month of August.
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