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    Dodgers take Bradley off Indians' hands

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired troubled outfielder Milton Bradley from the Cleveland Indians on Sunday for a minor leaguer and a player to be named.

    Bradley, the Indians' cleanup hitter, was barred from Cleveland's training camp Thursday, one day after he was pulled from an exhibition game by manager Eric Wedge for not running out a pop fly. He then was optioned to the minors.


    Cleveland received outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, 21, the Dodgers' minor league player of the year last season, when he hit .282 with 20 homers and 68 RBIs for Class-A Vero Beach.


    "It's disappointing it didn't work out here," Wedge said before Sunday's exhibition game against Philadelphia. "We feel like we have to handle this thing appropriately and that's what we're trying to do."


    Bradley signed a $1.73 million, one-year contract in November with the Indians, who were counting on him to be a productive everyday player. He was having a solid 2003 season before hurting his back and missing the final six weeks.


    Bradley was pulled from a game last season for not running out a ball and having a confrontation with Wedge in the dugout.


    In addition to going on the disabled list four times in the past two seasons, Bradley has had other problems.


    Last year, he had run-ins with Los Angeles catcher Paul Lo Duca and Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi. Bradley also threw his helmet and bat in the direction of plate umpire Bruce Froemming.


    Bradley had baseball cards of Lo Duca and Giambi above his locker this spring.


    In February, Bradley was sentenced to three days in jail for driving away from police after being stopped for speeding. In 2001, Bradley was taken to a hospital by emergency medical workers after refusing to leave a restaurant because he was drunk.


    He seemed to turn the corner until Wednesday. Bradley was removed from a game against Houston for not running hard on a second-inning popup that dropped for a single.

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  • #2
    I kinda figured that's where he would end up.

    Sounds like the Indians got a very good prospect in return.
    I'm always right.

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    • #3
      guess that means David Roberts time as an everyday player has come to an end in LA, thus affecting his stolen base potential....

      But kaiser's right: this seemed like a no-brainer...

      "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
      Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
      -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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      • #4
        I have Milton Bradley in fantasy, LA is not the park I was hoping he would go to. :angry:
        Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by madyaks@Apr 4 2004, 02:17 PM
          I have Milton Bradley in fantasy, LA is not the park I was hoping he would go to. :angry:
          I have him and Roberts....not happy....

          "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
          Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
          -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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