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Sources: Padres to get Bradley from A's

June 29, 2007|From the Associated Press

The San Diego Padres agreed to acquire outfielder Milton Bradley from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night.

The Padres will send Oakland a minor league pitcher, several people with knowledge of the deal said, speaking on condition of anonymity because it had yet to be announced.

Bradley could join the team during a weekend series at Dodger Stadium. Bradley played for the Dodgers in 2004 and 2005.

General Manager Kevin Towers confirmed in an e-mail Thursday that the Padres had interest in Bradley but declined to comment further.

Oakland designated Bradley for assignment last week. He had been on the disabled list three times this year.

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Former San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker and current Manager Bruce Bochy were among the estimated 200 people who attended the funeral for former major league pitcher Rod Beck in Scottsdale, Ariz.

A three-time All-Star who saved 286 games, Beck was known for his bushy mustache and gregarious personality. Beck was found dead in his northeast Phoenix home Saturday. He was 38. Police don't suspect foul play.

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Detroit Tigers slugger Gary Sheffield had his three-game suspension reduced to two by Major League Baseball.

Sheffield was ejected May 31 at Cleveland for arguing balls and strikes. Plate umpire Greg Gibson claimed Sheffield threw a piece of his broken bat at him as he walked away. Sheffield and Tigers Manager Jim Leyland disputed Gibson's account.

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