Milton Bradley sued by former Chicago landlord

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bradley headshot.JPGMilton Bradley burned a lot of bridges in the city of Chicago, some private and others very public.  Here’s one you probably haven’t heard about:

According to the Chicago Tribune, Bradley’s former landlord at a swanky Michigan Ave. condo complex is suing the major league outfielder for unpaid rent and damages to the unit.  The condo owner wants Bradley to pay about $44,000 total.  From the Tribune article:

[Pantelis] Kotsiopoulos, (the condo owner) alleged Bradley had caused $13,900 in damages to the condo
before he split. The suit contended he left red paint on white silk
draperies, water rings and wine stains on an ebony zebra wood credenza,
food and juice stains on a silk velvet ottoman, and a five-foot coffee
splattering on the master bedroom carpet.

Not only did he under-perform while in the Windy City, but he also left a mess!  As you might have guessed, Milton is counter-suing, calling for $30,000 for untimely notification of damages and failure to return his security deposit.  Fun.

Rangers sign Chris Martin to a two-year deal

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Texas Rangers have signed free agent righty Chris Martin to two-year, $4 million deal.

Martin pitched for the Nippon Ham Fighters for the past two seasons, posting 1.12 ERA in 88 relief innings with excellent strikeout and walk rates. Martin pitched 40 games in the bigs, appearing with the Rockies in 2014 and the Yankees in 2015 with some pretty underwhelming results.

He’s tall — 6’8″ — and tall guys sometimes take a long time to put it all together. Maybe he finally put it all together. The Rangers obviously think he has.