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Milton Bradley placed on restricted list

May 6, 2010, 9:31 PM EDT

bradley rotoworld headshot.jpgThe Mariners placed outfielder Milton Bradley on the restricted list Thursday to allow him a little more time for reflection on the emotional issues that caused him to leave the clubhouse in the middle of Tuesday’s game.

Bradley is not allowed to be in uniform or travel with the team and can’t return to action for five days.  The move cleared a spot on the 25-man roster for Michael Saunders, who will provide outfield depth in Bradley’s absence.  Saunders, 23, was batting just .200/.293/.213 with five RBI in 80 at-bats for Triple-A Tacoma but the M’s need bodies.

Bradley, 32, is hitting .214/.313/.371 with two homers and 12 RBI through 70 at-bats this season.  He asked for “help” from the Mariners on Wednesday and, according to the Tacoma News Tribune’s Ryan Divish, had his first therapy session this afternoon.

  1. Dug - May 6, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    That did not take to long now, did it?

  2. 60eagles - May 6, 2010 at 10:53 PM

    over and over and over again. Through at least 8-9 major league teams. Show the complete lack of intelligence of front office decision makers.

  3. Dug - May 6, 2010 at 10:53 PM

    TOO not to. Dangit.

  4. Moses Green - May 7, 2010 at 5:10 AM

    Good luck, Milton. There are a lot of people pulling for you, it’s just hard to hear us over the noise of crackers shouting. It’s never too late to effect meaningful change in your life, and this isn’t just a baseball issue.

  5. wobatus - May 7, 2010 at 6:32 AM

    Wow, crackers Moses? Way to elevate.

  6. Moses Green - May 7, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    It is what it is, I can’t help it if your weak constitution is offended by me calling an ugly thing by it’s proper name. I don’t recall all the shouting when Zack Greinke and Justin Duscherer got help for mental problems. Why could that be? Hmmmm … maybe it’s because they’re pitchers, and some people just favor pitchers over hitters. It doesn’t make them “hit-icsts,” right?

  7. peteinfla - May 7, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    This is just wrong. Milton Bradley has a long history of being a malcontent, hot headed, distraction to multiple teams, and multiple managers. I have never heard one person besides Milton, and now you make this a race issue. This guy obviously has serious problems that transcend baseball, and I hope he gets help and finds some kind of inner peace, not as a baseball player, but as a human being. But to label the well deserved criticism as racism is bullshit. Greinke and Duscherer may have mental problems as well, but they have never taken it out on umpires, managers, fans …they have never exploded and made a spectacle of themselves, they have never blamed an entire city for what happened, there is no comparison at all. The only racism here is from you, and reverse racism is still racism.

  8. Xao - May 7, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Sorry Moses, but “cracker” is not synonymous with “short-sighted” or “knee-jerk reactionist”. Lots of folks jumped on the Bash Bradley bandwagon, it doesn’t make them all crackers.

  9. Moses Green - May 7, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Are you seriously telling me that Bradley has cost his teams more than the 2 pitchers I cited? They both missed entire seasons. They cost their teams entire seasons of their performance, think about that. The sum total of Bradley’s misdeeds haven’t cost his teams half that much.
    They all deserve our support and understanding equally. Two guys get that, and one doesn’t.

  10. peteinfla - May 7, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    Well, you may be right about the missed time, I would defer to you on that. But the point I disagree with is the Racism angle. Look, Mental Illness is sad, no matter what race the individual is, but the difference betwwen these players is that Greinke and Duscherer handled it like adults, recognized they had problems and seeked help. I understand they may have missed more time than Bradley, but they handles their problems. Bradley has been blaming everyone but himself, and has a 6 or more year history of being a disruptive force wherever he has been. If he finaly recognizes that HE has the problem, and gets help, then I would have no problem with him coming back. Ans I hope for himself that he does. But I see nothing Racist here, other than your comment.

  11. Sonny - May 7, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    You and Milton have alot in common , you both have mental health issues . Maybe you can share a room together at a mental health clinic. He can probably be helped , but you , that’s another story .

  12. wobatus - May 8, 2010 at 7:48 AM

    I’m glad Bradley’s getting help. Moses, you may need some therapy as well for this period of grief you’re going through.

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