Bradley suspension reduced to one game
Major League Baseball disciplinarian Bob Watson told the Cubs on Thursday that Milton Bradley’s two-game suspension has been reduced to one game, which he will serve on Friday. Bradley had appealed the suspension, which he received for making contact with home plate umpire Larry Vanover on April 16.
“I never get treated fairly — it’s just me,” Bradley said. “It’s exactly what I expected.”
Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said he received an email in the seventh inning with the news. Bradley was not in the lineup for Thursday’s game.
“I personally don’t agree with that,” Hendry said of the suspension. “I didn’t think his actions warranted any suspension at the time and as weeks have gone by, I still feel that way.”
— Carrie Muskat