Mariners Release Milton Bradley

MAY 16th: The Mariners released Bradley, tweets Ryan Divish of The News Tribune.  He's now a free agent, to no one's surprise.

MAY 9th: The Mariners designated left fielder Milton Bradley for assignment and recalled outfielder Carlos Peguero, reports MLB.com's Greg Johns.  In the likely event the Ms eventually release Bradley, they'll have to eat over $9MM in salary.  Johns tweets GM Jack Zduriencik's explanation:  "We felt Milton was not part of our future and not part of our present. Therefore, the move was made."

The Mariners shook up the roster a bit today, designating veterans Bradley and Ryan Langerhans to make room for youngsters Peguero and Mike Wilson.  Bradley, 33, hit .209/.298/.351 in 393 plate appearances for the Mariners since he was acquired from the Cubs for Carlos Silva and $9MM in December of '09.  Essentially the Mariners took on Bradley for two years and $5MM in that bad contract swap.    

Bradley's time with Seattle was tumultuous, with a benching, multiple ejections, time on the restricted list for counseling, arthroscopic knee surgery, and an arrest for making a criminal threat.


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