Milton Bradley’s 2011 Option Vests

Cubs right fielder Milton Bradley made a pinch-hit plate appearance in the 11th inning against the Phillies tonight, marking his 75th game played in 2009.  The significance?  The games played milestone caused his 2011 option, worth $12MM, to vest.

Bradley's Cubs career has been a disappointment so far.  His .372 OBP is fine, but he's slugging only .369 and showing nothing as a left-handed hitter.  He's also been a negative on defense, based on UZR/150 (though we're only working with 527 innings).

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