9/17 Bradley out with sore knee
Milton Bradley took himself out of Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers because of left knee inflammation.
The Cubs outfielder was hit by a pitch in the first, popped up to lead off the fourth, and singled to open the sixth. Bradley said something to Cubs first base coach Matt Sinatro, then headed for the dugout. Bobby Scales took over as a pinch-runner.
The Cubs are short-handed as far as outfielders on the roster, adding 40-year-old So Taguchi on Wednesday. He had played for Triple-A Iowa, and was sitting at home when he got the call. Alfonso Soriano underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, Reed Johnson was still sidelined with a fractured left foot, and Sam Fuld is out because of a strained right thumb.
– Carrie Muskat