Bobby Bradley

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For the first baseman, see Bobby Bradley (first baseman).
Bobby Bradley
Pitcher
Born: (1980-12-15) December 15, 1980 (age 36)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Robert Leonard Bradley (born December 15, 1980) is a former minor league baseball pitcher.

Bradley attended Wellington Community High School in Wellington, Florida, where he was named a High School All-American. He was chosen by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the eighth overall selection in the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. Though he signed a letter of intent with Florida State University, Bradley signed with the Pirates for a $2.3 million bonus.[1]

Bradley participated in the All-Star Futures Game in 2000. Prior to the 2001 season, Baseball America rated Bradley as the #20 prospect in baseball. However, Bradley suffered many injuries. He required arthroscopic surgery in June 2001, and missed the remainder of the season.[2] Though he required Tommy John surgery in October 2001[3] and missed the 2002 season as a result, he was nevertheless added to the 40 man roster following the season.[4] He required surgery again in 2003.[5] Bradley struggled when he reached Triple-A in 2005, and he was unconditionally released to make room on the roster for Zach Duke.[6] Bradley went to camp with the Florida Marlins in 2006, but left after one day.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meyer, Paul (July 7, 1999). "Pirates sign No. 1 pick Bradley". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ Perrotto, John (June 28, 2001). "Pirates place ailing Meares on 15-day DL". Beaver Country Times. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Biertempfel, Rob (May 23, 2004). "Bradley hoping tenure with Curve will be brief - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review". Pittsburghlive.com. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ Rutter, Joe (November 21, 2002). "Pirates release Rios, set 40-man roster - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review". Pittsburghlive.com. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ Dvorchak, Robert (June 3, 2001). "Pirates' 1st selection in '99 needs surgery". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ Kovacevic, Dejan (July 2, 2005). "Bradley released to clear spot for Duke". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ Meyer, Paul (March 27, 2006). "Pirates Notebook: Capps making a run at roster spot". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 

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