The tenure of Milton Bradley took another painful turn Thursday morning when the Cubs outfielder hurt his left calf while being treated for the right calf injury he suffered Tuesday night in Atlanta.

Bradley’s left calf reacted violently to the alternating ice and heat treatment its counterpart was receiving. The injury baffled Cubs trainer Mark O’Neal who said Bradley might be forced on the 15-day disabled list.

“It’s the most bizarre thing,” said O’Neal. “I was re-applying a heating pad to Bradley’s right calf after removing the ice, when his left calf nearly snapped. I haven’t seen anything that strange since Mark Prior left town.”

From the May 2009 issue