The Mariners announced that Milton Bradley will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on by Dr. Timothy Kremchek, Tuesday in Cincinnati.
"He's had some discomfort there," Mariners manager Daren Brown said. "We'll have an idea after that, seeing what's going on and the time frames and all of that."
The surgery will likely be exploratory to help determine what might be causing the discomfort. Brown said there was not even a preliminary timetable for his return.
"We'll wait and see and let the doctors do their thing," he said.
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Normally any arthroscopic surgery is about a 4 to 6 week return. And that's if there is no major damage revealed. But remember Bradley had surgery for a torn ACL in the right knee in 2007 after injuring it when a first base coach threw him to the ground when he went after an umpire after a play at first base.
The Mariners have 45 games left, so it is possible that Bradley may not play again for Seattle. It would be a fitting end to a disappointing season for both the player and the team.
Bradley declined to speak to the media, saying he had nothing to say.
After being acquired from the Cubs in a trade for Carlos Silva, Bradley was supposed to be a middle of the order presence some punch for a team in desperate need of it.
But that never realized between injuries, lack of performance and personal issues. Bradley has played in just 73 games, hitting .205 (50-for-244) with eight homers and 29 RBI.
Of course, there was the earlier incident on May 4 where he was pulled from the game after throwing a temper tantrum in the dugout following a strikeout. Bradley was so incensed he left the stadium before the game was over with. A day later, GM Jack Zduriencik announced that Bradley would be taking a leave from the team to work on personal issues. He was placed on the restricted list was away from the team for 15 days, missing 13 games.
Before that - in the Mariners second series of the season in Texas - Bradley was caught by television cameras giving the middle finger to Rangers fans, who were heckling him.