It was with the assistance of Diamondbacks sports psychologist Peter Crone and a rigorous training routine that he recovered physically and mentally in time for the start of the 2016 spring training season.
At the end of May, he received a promotion from Triple A to the majors. He went 8-9, 5.02 with a 67/143 BB/K ratio in 141 2/3 innings of work in 26 starts.
Bradley had a 1.73 ERA and one save in 73 innings as a set-up man in 2017 after losing his final rotation slot to Patrick Corbin in camp.
His historic three-bagger against Colorado Rockies pitcher Pat Neshek made him the first relief pitcher in postseason history to triple in a playoff game, leading to an 11-8 Diamondbacks Wild Card Game victory over the Rockies.
Arizona lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, when he pitched 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Even with an ERA of 3.60 over the course of 142 appearances in 2018 and 2019, his success as a setup man was undiminished.
Before the August 31 deadline, the Diamondbacks thought they had a chance to compete in the abbreviated 2020 season, but they lost nine of their last ten games to fall well out of contention and chose to sell.
For the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Stuart Fairchild and Josh VanMeter, Archie was one of a number of senior players traded on that day. He had a record of 1-0, 4.22 in 10 games prior to the trade.
How Did Archie Bradley Get Hurt?
Archie Bradley of the Arizona Diamondbacks left the game against the Colorado Rockies on April 28 at Chase Field after being hit in the face by a liner.