D-backs manager Chip Hale said that Bradley's simulated game will be soon and the starter will be facing infielder Phil Gosselin, who is also on the DL with a thumb injury. The plan will then be for Bradley to pitch with a Minor League affiliate before making his return to the bigs.
Bradley said the bullpen sessions he has completed, including the most recent one on Sunday, have been encouraging.
"Biggest thing is every day and in the two bullpens, I haven't felt anything," Bradley said. "It's kind of been back to normal, the way I'm supposed to be, so that's good."
In eight starts for the D-backs this season, Bradley is 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA.
Jake Rill is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.