The Baltimore Orioles traded outfielder Phil Bradley to the Chicago White Sox for first baseman Ron Kittle.
Bradley, a 31-year-old right-handed hitting outfielder, is in the last year of his contract and eligible for free agency at the end of the season.Bradley, hitting .270 with 4 home runs and 26 RBI, had expressed displeasure at the course of recent contract talks.
Bradley and Kittle both joined the major leagues in 1983 and Kittle was named rookie of the year.
Kittle played with the White Sox until he was traded to the New York Yankees during the 1986 season. He was sent to Cleveland in 1988 and rejoined Chicago as a free agent before the start of last season.
Kittle is batting .245 with 43 RBI and a team-leading 16 home runs. He is fourth on the White Sox all-time home run list with 138 of his career 172 homers coming in a Chicago uniform.