Milton Bradley Arrested in L.A. After Allegedly Making Threats
The arrest, first reported by KING-5 in Seattle, was made by members of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Branch about 10:40 a.m.
According to officer Gregory Baek, police had received a call from an unidentified woman in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles about 8:50 a.m. saying that she had been threatened.
Reports say that Bradley was held on $50,000 bail, then released at about 5:40 p.m. after he posted it. A court date has been set for Feb. 3.
After talking to one of Bradley agents, Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik issued the following statement:
"After reaching Milton Bradley's representatives tonight I was able to confirm that Milton had been arrested, and subsequently released, in Los Angeles,'' the statement read. "While we do not yet have full details on what occurred, we are aware of the situation and take it very seriously. We are in the process of determining the full circumstances of what occurred today. Until we have more information, we will not be able to comment further."
Bradley has had a checkered career in the big leagues. He came up with Cleveland and did well enough until having a falling out with then-Indians manager Eric Wedge. He was traded to the A's after wearing a T-shirt saying "(expletive) Eric Wedge" on it.
Wedge, the new Seattle manager, said last month that he'd talked with Bradley and both sides were willing to put that chapter in the past.
However, he ran afoul of the Chicago Cubs in 2009 when he was suspended for the final weeks of the season after criticizing general manager Jim Hendry and manager Lou Piniella.
Bradley came to the Mariners in a trade last winter for pitcher Carlos Silva. He left the team after being replaced mid-game by then-manager Don Wakamatsu, then asked for and received a reinstatement after the club provided anger management training.