Former major-league outfielder Milton Bradley was sentenced to 32 months in jail on Tuesday after he was convicted last month of spousal abuse.
In addition, Bradley was ordered to perform 400 hours of community service and complete a year of domestic violence counseling and an anger management program.
Known for his volatile personality, Bradley attacked or threatened his wife five times between 2011 and 2012 and could have received up to 7 1/2 years behind bars. At the end of a four-week trial in June, Bradley was convicted ith nine misdemeanor counts, including four for spousal battery and one for assault with a deadly weapon.
Bradley appealed the conviction and he is free on $250,000 bond. His next court date is set for August.
Bradley and his wife are currently pursuing a divorce. They have been married for five years and have two children.
The 35-year-old Bradley last played in the majors in 2011, hitting .218 in 28 games for the Seattle Mariners. He also spent time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs.
His baseball missteps included a five-game suspension in 2005 for throwing a water bottle at a fan, a one-game suspension for bumping an umpire and a knee injury that occurred when he was held back from going after an umpire.