Pirates Reach Terms With Bradley
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms Monday with five players on their 40-man roster who have only minor league experience, including 1999 first-round draft choice Bobby Bradley.
The Pirates finalized deals with right-handers Bradley and Jeff Miller, catcher Ryan Doumit and outfielders Nate McLouth and Chris Duffy. All will attend spring training camp in Bradenton, Fla., starting next week.
Bradley has yet to pitch above Double-A after missing the 2002 season due to reconstructive right elbow surgery and half the 2003 season because of right shoulder surgery. He was 5-4 with a 3.11 ERA in 19 starts for Double-A Altoona last season, striking out 78 in 101 1-3 innings.
McLouth hit .322 and stole 31 bases at Altoona last season, while Duffy hit .309 and had 30 stolen bases. Miller was 5-2 with a 2.91 ERA and 18 saves and Doumit hit .285 in 99 games for the Curve.