NEW YORK -- The Oakland Athletics announced today the club has traded outfielder Milton Bradley, who was designated for assignment on June 21, and cash to the San Diego Padres for right-handed pitcher Andrew Brown.
Brown, 26, was 2-3 with a 2.78 ERA in 32 relief appearances with Triple-A Portland this season. He struck out 43 batters and walked only 15 in his 35.2 innings of work. Brown was originally selected in the sixth round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft by Atlanta. This is the second time Brown has been linked in a trade with Bradley. He was traded along with Franklin Gutierrez by Los Angeles Dodgers to Cleveland on April 4, 2004 in a deal that sent Bradley to Los Angeles.
Brown has made nine Major League appearances, all with Cleveland last season, and did not receive a decision (4 er in 10.0 ip).