Chad Bradford spent time with the Stone Crabs on two rehab stints during the 2009 season. The first was in May while recovering from an elbow injury obtained during spring training. He then rejoined the Rays in June where he would injury his back and make another appearance with the Stone Crabs in August. He pitched a total of 6 games with the Stone Crabs where he was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 5 strikeouts.
Bradford entered professional baseball in 1996 when he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 13th Round of the Draft. He spent time with the White Sox, Athletics, Red Sox, Mets and Orioles before being signed by the Rays in 2008. He would later retire following the 2009 season.