Former Dodger Milton Bradley Arrested On Battery Charges
ENCINO (CBS) — Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley was free on $30,000 bail Wednesday after being arrested in Encino on suspicion of felony battery.
Bradley, 33, was booked at the Van Nuys jail following his arrest about 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to sheriff’s department records. He was released on bail about eight hours later, and was tentatively scheduled to appear in court in Van Nuys on Oct. 18.
Los Angeles police officials said they had no details about Bradley’s arrest, which occurred at his home in the 5300 block of Oak Park Avenue.
On Jan. 18, Bradley was arrested at the same address after a woman called police and claimed Bradley had threatened her, police said. Bradley was never charged with a crime stemming from that arrest.
Bradley, a Long Beach Polytechnic High School graduate who made his Major League Baseball debut with the Montreal Expos in 2000, has had a checkered career.
In June 2004, Bradley drew a four-game suspension after throwing a ball bag onto the field after an argument with an umpire. As a member of the Cleveland Indians, an altercation with manger Eric Wedge during spring training prompted his trade to the Dodgers.
The Dodgers suspended Bradley in September 2004 for the final five games of the regular season and ordered him to undergo anger management sessions for throwing a plastic bottle into the stands at Dodger Stadium.
In November 2004 he was arrested when he allegedly confronted a police officer during a traffic stop in Ohio, the Los Angeles Times reported.
In August 2005, the Daily Breeze reported that police responded to Bradley’s Redondo Beach home three times on domestic violence calls, including one report of him choking his then-pregnant wife. No charges were filed.
The Dodgers traded Bradley to the Oakland A’s in 2005. He later played for the San Diego Padres, the Texas Rangers, the Chicago Cubs and the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners released him earlier this year.
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