Bradley was a multi-tooled prospect coming up with the Montreal Expos, but questions of his maturity and ability to control his temper hindered his development with the club. In late July 2001, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians for pitcher Zach Day, with the hope that he would be the eventual replacement for Kenny Lofton in center field. (AG)
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 13, 2001:
Montreal takes a 9–0 lead over host Colorado in the 4th inning, then holds on for a 14–10 win. Milton Bradley has four hits, including a home run, and five RBIs, while Vladimir Guerrero and Jose Vidro also homer. Todd Helton has four hits, with a home run and double.
»July 31, 2001:
The Indians get OF Milton Bradley from the Expos for P Zach Day.
»July 21, 2002: The Royals score a run in the bottom half of the 10th inning to pull out a 13–12 win over the Indians. Milton Bradley gets five hits for Cleveland, including three 2Bs and a home run.