Seattle Mariners skipper Don Wakamatsu said he sat Bradely down Monday for a talk -- three days after he flipped the bird to jeering fans in Texas.
"He opened up and talked about the pressure. We talked a lot about relying on us to alleviate some of that and [how] he doesn't have to carry this club by himself," Wakamatsu said.
"He responded to it and was open," the manager said, adding Bradley was "remorseful" over the incident.
Bradley's troubles as a Cub last season have been written about over and over again, so we won't rehash all the messiness.
But, his woeful 1-for-22 start, combined with his actions in Texas, has to raise concerns for the Mariners. Or raise them again after taking a chance when picking him up during the offseason.
Wakamatsu is still expecting the best, however.
"I think [it's] a new start and [for] this club," the Mariners' manager said. "I think he has found a comfort level with the ballclub and in that, [he's] not wanting to let his teammates down."