Tony La Russa, the Diamondbacks’ president of baseball operations, stated that Bradley would join the team’s starting rotation for the 2015 season after Trevor Cahill was dealt to the Atlanta Braves.
On April 11, 2015, he made his MLB debut, pitching a 6–0 shutout of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It was only the fourth time since 2003 that a rookie starter beat a Cy Young Award winner in his debut, and he outpitched Clayton Kershaw.
A line drive from Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos González hit Bradley in the face on April 28 and he was placed on the 15-day injured list the following day.
Bradley made his first start since his injury and allowed four runs in less than three innings. Tendinitis in his shoulder put him on the disabled list for the second time on June 4, and he resumed rehab assignments in mid-August.
In eight appearances for the Diamondbacks in 2015, Bradley threw 35+2/3 innings with a 5.80 ERA and a 2–3 record.
Bradley made his season debut at Reno, Nevada, in the middle of heavy competition for the fifth starting position.
When Shelby Miller was sidelined, he was brought up to the majors and set a career-high with nine strikeouts in a 6–3 win over the San Diego Padres in a 7+13-inning performance.
Where Did Archie Bradley Go?
Archie Bradley joined the Los Angeles Angels. Bradley signed a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels on March 18, 2022.