Brewers' Bradley ready to move past groin injury

Brewers' Bradley ready to move past groin injury

Brewers' Bradley ready to move past groin injury
The Brewers are confident that Jed Bradley's nagging groin injury will not be a real pain this season.

"We got a handle on it," Brewers farm director Reid Nichols said. "He understands what he has to do to maintain it, and we have a better feel for it. We are OK. He's 100-percent."

The southpaw prospect returned to Class A Advanced Brevard County from the disabled list on May 25 and gave up five runs (four earned) on 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings against Dunedin in his first start since going on the DL 11 days earlier. The No. 2 prospect in the organization was charged with two runs on seven hits in six innings against Daytona on Wednesday in his next start.

"It's his first full season going through camp," Nichols said. "He has some learning to do on how to become a pro. It's a grind and he's learning how to deal with it. They all have to learn."

Bradley, selected by the Brewers with the 15th overall pick in last year's Draft, was slowed by a groin injury during Spring Training and also dealt with a groin issue last October during instructional league.