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.