Former Brewers 1st-round pick Jed Bradley retires


Jed Bradley, who Milwaukee selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, has officially retired from professional baseball. The 26 year old lefty was considered a premium talent when he was drafted, but could never put it together while with the Brewers. He was traded to the Braves for cash last summer and briefly debuted as a September call-up. He was then claimed on waivers by the Orioles over the winter. Bradley ends his brief big league career with a 1-1 record in 6 relief appearances, authoring a 5.14 ERA and 4:6 K/BB ratio in 7.0 innings pitched. He accrued 32 days of MLB service and came up 11 days short of qualifying for his pension, so hopefully he saved and invested his $2 mil signing bonus well enough to provide for his future.