Milton Bradley was activated from the restricted list on Wednesday evening and is in the Mariners’ lineup tonight against Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil, reports the Everett Herald’s Kriby Arnold.
Bradley missed the last 13 games in order to sort out some of the emotional issues that have caused him to act out on and off the baseball field during his 10-year MLB career. He left the M’s clubhouse in the middle of a game in early May and later butted heads with Seattle manager Don Wakamatsu, but will try to put it all behind him and help the Mariners climb out of the AL West cellar starting this evening. Here’s what he told Larry Stone of the Seattle Times before the game:
“I don’t have all the answers. I’m not saying I’m cured, but I’m working ever so hard. I’m committed to the process.”
The outfielder was batting .214/.313/.371 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 70 at-bats before the Mariners placed him on the restricted list May 6.
UPDATE, 11:58 PM ET: Ross lost the no-hit bid with one out remaining in the eighth inning. Christian Walker worked a 2-0 count against the right-hander, the doubled to center field to break up the bid and score Deven Marrero. The Padres are tied 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth.
Padres right-hander Tyson Ross has pitched 7 1/3 innings of no-hit ball against the Diamondbacks in Friday’s game. He’s expended 124 pitches so far, the only blemish on his pitching line a handful of walks to Jarrod Dyson, Paul Goldschmidt and Nick Ahmed in the first, seventh and eighth innings, respectively.
Through just over seven innings, Ross whiffed 10 of 25 batters. He’s working with just one run of support: a mammoth 489-foot solo home run from Franchy Cordero in the third.
Should Ross complete the no-no, he’ll be the first pitcher to do so in the club’s 49-year history. The last major-league pitcher to record a no-hitter was Marlins right-hander Edinson Volquez, who held the Diamondbacks hitless last June.
We’ll keep you updated as the game progresses.