Bradley pulled with minor tightness
Piniella decides to rest outfielder after Cubs' big first
PITTSBURGH -- Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley was pulled from Tuesday's game after two at-bats in the first inning because of minor tightness in his legs.
Bradley singled in his first at-bat, one of a Major League record-tying eight straight hits by the Cubs in the first against Pirates starter Zach Duke, and flew out to end the inning.
Cubs manager Lou Piniella had planned on giving Bradley Wednesday off, and decided to do so early after the team opened a 7-0 lead in the first. The leg problems are not serious, and Bradley was expected back on Friday when the Cubs open a seven-game homestand against Cincinnati.
Bradley was 5-for-18 on the Cubs' road trip with a double and two RBIs. Micah Hoffpauir took over in right field for Bradley in the second inning Tuesday.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.