The Brewers made a trade on Friday, sending former first round draft choice Jed Bradley to the Atlanta Braves for either a player to be named later or cash.
Bradley, 25, was selected by Milwaukee with their second of two first round picks in 2011 out of Georgia Tech with hopes that the 6’3″ lefty would quickly find his way to Miller Park. Things never worked out for Bradley and the Brewers however, as he went 25-31 with a 4.78 ERA in five minor league seasons.
The Brewers moved Bradley to the bullpen last season, hoping that they might be able to get something out of him, but he didn’t fare any better in a relief role than he did as a starter. In 17 relief appearances for Double-A Biloxi this season, Bradley posted a 6.20 ERA as opposing hitters wound up batting .314 against him.
Milwaukee also activated outfielder Domingo Santana from the disabled list after he finished up a rehab assignament and optioned fellow outfielder Keon Broxton back to Colorado Springs.