9/20 Bradley suspended for rest of season
Cubs GM Jim Hendry suspended Milton Bradley for the rest of the season following comment he made. “There have been a lot of issues that we’ve lived with during the year,” Hendry said Sunday, “but the last few days became too much for me to tolerate, to be honest with you. I’m not going to let our great fans become an excuse, I’m not going to tolerate not answering questions from the media respectfully. Whether you feel like talking or not, it’s part of our jobs. I’m not going to allow disrespect to other people in that locker room and uniformed personnel.”
Hendry reacted after reading Bradley’s comments, in which he said the Cubs were “not a positive environment.”
“The only real negativity here is his own production,” Hendry said.
The GM met with Bradley in his hotel room in St. Louis Sunday morning. The switch-hitter, who signed a three-year, $30 million contract this offseason, was batting .257 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs in 124 games.
Outfielder Tyler Colvin will join the Cubs on Monday in Milwaukee.
— Carrie Muskat