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Former Dodger Milton Bradley arrested for second time this year

September 28, 2011 | 11:05 am

Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley was arrested for the second time in less than a year, this time for an alleged battery in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles police said Wednesday.

Bradley, 33, was booked Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of felony battery at the Van Nuys jail, authorities said. The details of the incident were not immediately available, but officials said he was arrested by officers with the LAPD's West Valley Division at a residence in the 5300 block of Oak Park Court.

That is the same address where Bradley was arrested by the LAPD on Jan. 18 for allegedly making threats against a woman. In that case, authorities did not identify the woman, the nature of their relationship or release details of the alleged threats.

The Los Angeles city attorney's office announced the next month that they would not file charges in the case but instead brought Bradley in for a hearing to discuss "the most appropriate course of action" to resolve the case.

Bradley has been released on bail and is due back in court Oct. 18.

Bradley, who last played for the Seattle Mariners before being released earlier this year, has a history of anger-management issues on and off the baseball field.

In November 2004, Bradley was arrested after he allegedly confronted a police officer during a traffic stop in Ohio.

The Dodgers traded Bradley to the Oakland A's in 2005 after he threw a plastic water bottle toward fans at Dodger Stadium and had a clubhouse confrontation with former Times reporter Jason Reid.

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--Andrew Blankstein

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