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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Rays acquire Chad Bradford.

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired right-handed reliever Chad Bradford from the Baltimore Orioles today to bolster their bullpen for the pennat chase. Bradford, a submariner, has pitched for five teams in his career, including the Red Sox in 2005.

Bradford has had a solid season this season, with a 2.45 ERA, but opposing hitters are batting .279 against him (considerably higher than his career-worst of .260). The Rays claimed him off waivers and then acquired him from the Orioles for the proverbial “player to be named later”.

Bradford was very attractive to teams fighting for the post-season in large part because he has pitched more playoff innings without allowing a run than any active relief pitcher in baseball — he has a 0.00 ERA in 17 playoff games spanning 15 1/3 innings.

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