OAKLAND -- The Oakland A's today announced that they have acquired outfielder Milton Bradley and infielder Antonio Perez from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Andre Ethier.
Bradley hit .290 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI despite appearing in just 75 games with Los Angeles last year. He was on the disabled list from May 30 to July 22 with a torn ligament in his right ring finger and from August 23 through the end of the season with a torn patella tendon in his left knee. The 27-year old outfielder hit a career high 19 home runs with the Dodgers in 2004 and had a career best .321 batting average with Cleveland in 2003. Bradley has spent six seasons in the Majors with Montreal (2000-01), Cleveland (2001-03) and Los Angeles (2004-05) and is a .269 career hitter with 54 home runs and 233 RBI in 534 games.
Perez batted a team leading .297 for Los Angeles last year and tied for the team lead with 11 stolen bases in 98 games. He made his Major League debut with Tampa Bay in 2003 and has spent the last two years with Los Angeles. The 25-year old has a .280 career average with five home runs and 35 RBI in 159 games in the Majors. Perez hit 22 home runs in 125 games with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2004.
Ethier was named Texas League Player of the Year after batting .319 with 18 home runs and 80 RBI with Double-A Midland last year. He led the league in runs scored (104), tied for second in hits (161) and was third in batting and then hit .366 with two home runs and 21 RBI in 23 games for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League. The 23-year old Ethier was named to the AFL All-Star Team after leading the league in on-base percentage (.495).