Mariners release outfielder Milton Bradley

SEATTLE (AP) —The Seattle Mariners on Monday released Milton Bradley(notes), ending the struggling outfielder’s brief and tumultuous tenure with the team.

The Mariners had designated Bradley for assignment on May 9, giving them 10 days to trade, release or send him to the minors. The 33-year-old Bradley had been making $13 million this season.

Bradley hit .218 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 28 games this season. He was suspended for one game in early May for bumping an umpire, ejected May 6 for arguing a called third strike and booed by home fans at one point for the perception he was dogging on defense.

Bradley came to Seattle on Dec. 18, 2009, from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Carlos Silva(notes). Bradley publicly blamed Chicago’s fans and media for running him out of town.


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Updated Monday, May 16, 2011