Milone signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training.
Milone made nine starts with Baltimore and Atlanta last season but struggled with a 6.69 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 39 innings. He missed the final several weeks of the regular season due to left elbow inflammation and was let go by Atlanta at the end of September. Assuming he's fully healthy this spring, Milone should compete for a major-league roster spot with his new club.
The Braves released Milone (elbow) on Wednesday.
The transaction opened up a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Charlie Culberson, whose contract was selected ahead of the Braves' wild-card series opener Wednesday with the Reds. After being acquired from the Orioles on Aug. 30, Milone made only three starts for the Braves, posting a 14.90 ERA and 2.48 WHIP across 9.2 innings before he was shut down Sept. 10 with left elbow inflammation. Milone should be back to full health for the start of spring training in 2021.
Milone was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with left elbow inflammation.
If this is anything other than very minor inflammation, Milone's season is probably over. He gave up eight earned runs in 3.1 innings in his last start. Huascar Ynoa was recalled in a corresponding move. With Cole Hamels and Max Fried expected back next week, the Braves won't necessarily need to find another replacement option for the rotation.
Milone allowed eight runs on eight hits (two home runs) and two walks while striking out four across 3.1 innings in Wednesday's 29-9 win over the Marlins. He didn't factor into the decision in the Braves' victory.
Milone was lucky to escape with a no-decision due to his offense putting up an NL-record run total. The southpaw threw a clean first frame before allowing two runs in the second, three in the third, and then three more in the fourth after Grant Dayton couldn't hold the runners he inherited from Milone. Since being shipped to the Braves on Aug. 30, Milone has a 14.90 ERA to go along with a 2.48 WHIP in three starts.
Milone didn't factor into the decision in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals, allowing one run on six hits over four innings. He struck out three.
The veteran southpaw threw 43 of 65 pitches before exiting, and while the Nats had runners in scoring position in three of Milone's four frames, he was able to limit the damage. He pitched well enough to remain in Atlanta's rotation for now, and his next turn is scheduled for Wednesday, at home against the Marlins.
Milone gave up seven runs on eight hits and struck out two over 2.1 innings in a no-decision versus the Phillies on Sunday.
Milone, who was traded from the Orioles to the Braves earlier Sunday, struggled in his debut with his new team. Didi Gregorius and Rhys Hoskins clubbed homers off the southpaw before he was relieved by Luke Jackson. Milone now has a 5.68 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in 31.2 innings across seven starts. Perhaps without a whirlwind of events, Milone will perform better in his next start, currently expected to be during next weekend's series versus the Nationals.
Milone arrived in Philadelphia and will start Sunday night's game against the Phillies, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The 33-year-old was acquired from the Orioles in the morning, and he'll start on regular rest Sunday night after meeting the team in Philadelphia. Milone had a 3.99 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 31:4 K:BB over 29.1 innings for the Orioles and should be a significant piece in the Braves' depleted rotation.
The Braves acquired Milone in a trade with the Orioles on Sunday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. In exchange, the Orioles will receive two minor-league players to be named later, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Due to injuries and ineffectiveness from many of its other starting candidates, Atlanta has only one member of its Opening Day rotation (Max Fried) left standing. The addition of Milone thus provides the Braves with some important rotation depth, as the lefty has been a capable innings eater for the Orioles this season. Over his six starts, Milone has posted a 3.99 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 31:4 K:BB in 29.1 innings. He was initially lined up to start Monday for the Orioles, but Milone will presumably head to Boston to join the Braves for the conclusion of the team's road trip this week. Since he'll have to clear all COVID-19-related intake protocols before joining the Braves for workouts, Milone may not be ready to make his team debut for a few days.
Milone (1-4) took the loss Tuesday as the Orioles fell 4-2 to the Rays, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk over 5.1 innings. He struck out six.
While two Pat Valaika errors did him no favors, Milone also served up back-to-back homers to Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot in the second inning, digging a hole the O's offense couldn't climb out of. The veteran lefty has lost three straight starts, and while his 15:1 K:BB in 15.1 innings over that stretch looks good, the four homers he coughed up indicate the results were not simply the product of bad luck. Milone will take a slowly eroding 3.99 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into his next outing Sunday, on the road against the Blue Jays in Buffalo.
Milone (1-3) took the loss Wednesday against the Blue Jays after allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings. He had seven strikeouts and zero walks.
Randal Grichuk did all the damage against Milone on Wednesday, with his solo homer during the fourth inning and two-run shot during the sixth accounting for all his charged runs. The veteran lefty has a 4.13 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 25:3 K:BB through 24 innings, and he'll look to get back in the win column Tuesday against the Rays.
Milone (1-2) took the loss in Friday's 15-3 rout at the hands of the Nationals, coughing up six runs (three earned) on nine hits over four innings. He struck out two.
One start after holding the Nats scoreless over six innings for his first win of the year, Milone's luck reversed itself, although a Hanser Alberto error softened the blow to his ERA. The journeyman southpaw still has a respectable 4.00 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 18:3 K:BB through four starts and 18 innings, but his career track record suggests further regression is coming, and soon. Milone will next take the mound Wednesday in a home clash with the Blue Jays.
Milone (1-1) fired six scoreless innings as he earned the win Friday against the Nationals. He allowed three hits and no walks while striking out three.
After a sharp no-decision his last time on the mound, Milone was rewarded with a win with Friday's performance. The Nationals' bats were quiet throughout the game, and the Orioles backed up the southpaw's outing with ample run support before he exited the game. Milone now carries a 3.21 ERA and 16:3 K:BB over 16 innings across his first three starts of 2020. The 33-year-old will attempt to replicate his results at home Friday against the Nationals.
Milone allowed one run on six hits and no walks while striking out eight over five innings in Sunday's win against the Rays. He didn't factor into the decision.
The Orioles picked up a comfortable 5-1 win Sunday, but the team mustered only one run over the first six innings, forcing Milone to settle for a no-decision. The only production the southpaw allowed against the Rays came via a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning that led to his removal from the contest. Across two starts to begin the season, Milone carries a 5.63 ERA and 13:3 K:BB over eight innings. His next chance to enter the win column should come on the road Saturday against the Nationals.
Milone will start Sunday's game against the Rays, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
The left-hander will make his second start of the season in the series finale versus Tampa Bay. Milone started Opening Day for the Orioles and was tagged with the loss after allowing four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five over three innings.
Milone is a "strong candidate" to start Sunday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Alex Cobb and Wade LeBlanc are lined up to pitch the first two games of the series, leaving either Milone or Kohl Stewart to take the finale. Milone struck out five in his season debut against the Red Sox but otherwise struggled, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks across three innings.
Milone (0-1) was tagged with the loss during Friday's 13-2 loss to the Red Sox. He gave up four runs on four hits and three walks while fanning five in just three innings of work.
Milone struggled in his first start of the season, lasting just three innings against a Boston offense that figured him out quickly. He posted a 4.76 ERA in 111.2 innings last season with the Mariners, so fantasy managers should keep their expectations for Milone very low despite his Opening Day assignment. His next start is scheduled for July 29 at home against the Marlins.
Milone will be the Orioles' Opening Day starter Friday against the Red Sox, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Milone wouldn't be the Opening Day starter for many teams in the league, as his unimpressive 4.76 ERA in 111.2 innings for the Mariners last season was his best mark since 2015. He wouldn't earn the honor for the Orioles, normally, but he's been called upon with John Means unavailable due to arm fatigue.
Milone had his contract selected by Baltimore on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old was included in the Orioles' 60-player pool for the shortened season, and he's now officially been added to the 40-man roster. Milone appears to be in competition with Kohl Stewart for the fifth spot in the starting rotation, but with the potential for sudden absences due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both pitchers will likely have a place on the initial 30-man roster.
Milone will be a part of the Orioles' 60-man player pool this season.
He was limited this spring due to a neck injury but figures to have fully recovered during the shutdown period. Milone was in camp on a minor-league deal, and while he could provide big-league depth this season, he is unlikely to provide much fantasy value.
Milone (neck) will pitch a simulated game Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Milone threw a side session Tuesday after completing a bullpen session Sunday and is expected to rejoin the Baltimore starting rotation if things go according to plan Thursday. The 33-year-old is a contender to open the season as the Orioles' No. 5 starter and will have the opportunity to make multiple spring starts if he can avoid any further setbacks.
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