Rangers Ready To Close Deal With Bradley

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NEW YORK (AP) - Outfielder Milton Bradley and the Texas Rangers
have reached a preliminary agreement on a 5 million-dollar,
one-year contract.
Bradley, who also had considered re-signing with the San Diego
Padres, could play outfield or be a designated hitter with the
Rangers. His deal also contains performance bonuses.
Bradley was the second-half offensive catalyst for the Padres,
who fell one win short of going to the playoffs. But he tore the
anterior cruciate ligament and damaged cartilage in his right knee
when Padres manager Bud Black spun him to the ground while trying
to keep him from going after umpire Mike Winters during a
confrontation late in the season.