Ex-MLBer Milton Bradley charged after allegedly assaulting wife

Former MLB All-Star Milton Bradley has been charged with battery after allegedly assaulting his wife, according to a report.

TMZ reported on Tuesday that the misdemeanor charge against the ex-outfielder stems from a January incident in which cops were called to Bradley’s home in Los Angeles, where his wife told officials he had beaten her up during an argument.

Bradley, 39, reportedly left the scene before cops arrived. He is charged with battery on a spouse, and could face up to a year in prison if convicted, along with a fine, per TMZ.

This isn’t Bradley’s first domestic violence incident. He was convicted of abusing and threatening his previous wife in 2013, and was sentenced to 32 months in prison after an appeal. He was released after serving 15 months, according to the report.

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BOSTON - APRIL 30: Seattle's Milton Bradley argues with 2nd base umpire Gerry Davis in the 3rd inning over a close call at 1st base in which Seattle's Miguel Olivio was called out on a late throw by Sox Kevin Youkilis. He was thrown out of the game. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki (L) is greeted at homeplate by teammates Ryan Langerhans (2nd L), Milton Bradley and Michael Saunders (R) after scoring the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Seattle, Washington April 11, 2011. Suzuki and Saunders scored on a double hit by Luis Rodriguez off Blue Jays relief pitcher Shawn Camp. REUTERS/Robert Sorbo (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Seattle Mariners baserunner Milton Bradley celebrates after scoring a run during his MLB American League baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, California April 2, 2011. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Oakland Athletics' Milton Bradley watches from the dugout as the Detroit Tigers celebrate their win during the ninth inning of Game 2 of their ALCS playoff baseball game in Oakland, California October 11, 2006. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES)
San Diego Padres runner Milton Bradley (C) celebrates in front of umpire Ted Barrett (L) after he scored past a tag by New York Mets catcher Mike DeFelice (R) in the fifth inning of their National League baseball game in New York August 22, 2007. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES)
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 30: Milton Bradley #15 of the Seattle Mariners hits an RBI double against the Seattle Mariners Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 of the Boston Red Sox defends on April 30, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - MAY 06: Milton Bradley #15 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field on May 6, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners won 3-2. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - FILE: Milton Bradley #15 of the Seattle Mariners is restrained by manager Eric Wedge #22 after being ejected from the game against the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field on May 6, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. According to reports May 9, 201, Bradley was designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Bradley’s anger was also a recurring issue during his 12-year MLB career with the Expos, Indians, Dodgers, A’s, Padres, Rangers, Cubs and Mariners.

In 2005, the Dodgers traded him to Oakland after he picked up a five-game suspension for slamming a water bottle at a fan at Dodger Stadium after someone threw it onto the field.

In 2007, one year after his All-Star season with Texas, Bradley tore his ACL after he was spun to the ground by his Padres manager Bud Black, who was trying to separate him from an umpire.

And in Seattle, Bradley was suspended for a game for bumping an umpire. He last played in the majors in 2011.

Bradley is slated to appear in court in mid-April.

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