Bobby Bradley recalled by Indians from Triple-A Columbus

The 23-year-old led the International League with 24 home runs

James Rapien
June 23, 2019 - 10:06 am
Oct 11, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Bobby Bradley plays for the Glendale Desert Dogs against the Peoria Javelinas during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Bobby Bradley got the call he had been waiting for his whole life.  He will join the Indians in Sunday's series finale against the Tigers. 

The 23-year-old slugger was recalled from Columbus on Sunday. He led the International League with 24 home runs this season. His 55 RBI were second in the league.

“It’s always tough because you never know when that day is going to come and you get a little anxious every now and then, especially when you seem to be doing well,” Bradley told Bull and Fox earlier this month. “Trying to take things one day at a time, trusting that the front office has a plan, which they always do. It might not be the time for me, yet. Just working every day on my craft down in Columbus."

Bradley's 91 strikeouts are concerning, but the raw power numbers were enough to get him promoted. His defense has improved and he's gotten more patient at the plate. He posted a .292/.359/.997 slash line in 67 games for the Clippers

He will start at first base on Sunday against Detroit and hit seventh in the lineup. 

The Indians sent reliever Josh Smith to Triple-A Columbus to make room for Bradley.