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Report: Milton Bradley named as a suspect in a domestic violence investigation

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Former major leaguer Milton Bradley has been named a suspect in a domestic violence investigation, according to TMZ Sports. Bradley allegedly hit a woman in his home during a heated argument on Sunday and the cops were called. He was not in his home when the cops arrived.

This is not Bradley’s first DV incident. He was sentenced to 32 months in jail for domestic violence against his then-wife (who died of cirrhosis of the liver shortly thereafter) in 2013 and began serving in 2015.

Bradley also had plenty of anger issues in the context of baseball, as he famously didn’t get along with some other players and coaches, as well as umpires. The former outfielder played parts of 12 injury-riddled seasons in the majors with the Indians, Athletics, Dodgers, Expos, Mariners, Rangers, Padres, and Cubs.

Rays acquire C.J. Cron from Angels

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The Rays have acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Angels for a player to be named later, the teams announced Saturday. In a corresponding move, the Rays cleared a roster spot for Cron by designating outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment.

Cron wasn’t expected to factor prominently in the Angels’ plans for 2018, especially given the recent addition of pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani and the projected Luis Valbuena/Albert Pujols combo at first base. The 28-year-old infielder wasn’t overly impressive during his fourth season in Anaheim, either, slashing .248/.305/.437 with 16 home runs and 0.5 fWAR through 373 plate appearances in 2017. He’ll give the Rays a platoon option with fellow first baseman Brad Miller, though neither Cron nor Miller have looked particularly adept against left-handed pitching lately.

Dickerson, meanwhile, is coming off of a banner season with the Rays. The 29-year-old outfielder enjoyed his first All-Star nomination in 2017, rounding out the year with a .282/.325/.490 batting line and career-best 27 home runs and 2.6 fWAR in 629 PA. Some have already speculated that a trade is in the works; barring that, it’s a head-scratching move to make considering his clear offensive value to the team.