Milton Bradley to be out at least another week

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bradley rotoworld headshot.jpgThe Mariners are talking to some reporters. MLB.com’s Jim Street, for instance, and he reports that, according to the team, Milton Bradley isn’t
likely to rejoin the club until late next week.

Bradley is on the restricted list so he’s not traveling with the Mariners.  Don Wakamatsu says, however, that “I think everything is going well” and that “Tentatively, we’re hoping that at some point in the [next] homestand,
he’ll be able to rejoin the team.”

I know Bradley has played primarily left field, but (a) there are better gloves to be deployed in left than Bradley’s; and (b) the team used Jose Lopez as their DH last night.  Bradley may be struggling, but he has a better bat than Lopez and should maybe be the DH upon his return.  Of course, he’d have to fight Mike Sweeney and Ken Griffey for that job.  Perhaps literally.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.