9/22 Bradley update
Cubs general manager Jim Hendry says he expects to resolve all issues regarding Milton Bradley’s suspension in the next few days. Hendry suspended Bradley on Sunday for the remainder of the season, and the Major League Baseball Players Union said it was considering filing a grievance on Bradley’s behalf. The outfielder was expected to be paid for the final 15 games that he will miss.
“We don’t anticipate any problems,” Hendry said Tuesday. “We’ll have it all worked out in the next few days.”
Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly, who is the team’s player rep, said he didn’t expect to be contacted by the players union.
“They wouldn’t come to me and ask me questions on something like this,” Lilly said. “I don’t think it’s anything I would have any say in, nor do I know what goes into circumstances like this. I don’t know the process or the rules. Fortunately, I’ve never been through it.”
Lilly has other things on his mind.
“I’m trying to work on a backdoor slider right now,” Lilly said.
— Carrie Muskat