Milone (shoulder) worked in an inning of relief in his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, surrendering two earned runs on one hit and three walks.
Making his first appearance in a game setting since May 1, Milone was unsurprisingly rusty. He needed 34 pitches to record three outs and threw more balls (18) than strikes (16). Prior to landing on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation, Milone had been filling a relief role for the big club, but the Blue Jays could look to have him build up his innings count while he's out on the rehab assignment. Toronto's rotation depth has taken a hit in recent weeks with Nate Pearson getting shut down with a groin injury.
Milone (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Milone hit the injured list at the start of May with left shoulder inflammation. The injury is apparently serious enough to shut him down for at least two months, so he'll now be ineligible to return before the start of July. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Blue Jays to select Alek Manoah's contract.
The Blue Jays placed Milone on the 10-day injured list Sunday with left shoulder inflammation.
Milone likely picked up the injury during his long-relief appearance Saturday, when he was tagged for four runs over 2.1 innings in Toronto's win over Atlanta. The Blue Jays recalled Anthony Kay from their alternate site in a corresponding move, giving the team another lefty arm capable of providing some length out of the bullpen.
Milone (1-0) earned the win in relief Tuesday against the Nationals after allowing one run on three hits and a walk across his lone inning of work.
Milone entered the game in the third inning to replace the opener, Trent Thornton, and while he gave up a run on a solo shot from Yadiel Hernandez, he looked poised the rest of the way -- he tossed 15 of his 21 pitches for strikes despite not fanning anyone. The veteran lefty has given up runs in four of his five appearances this season, however, so he hasn't exactly been a reliable arm out of the Blue Jays' bullpen despite posting a 16:3 K:BB across 12 innings to date.
Milone didn't factor into the decision in a 3-2 loss to the Royals during the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, giving up two runs on three hits over 2.1 innings. He struck out four.
The veteran southpaw didn't give the Jays much length in his spot start, getting the hook after 39 pitches (26 strikes). Milone has pitched reasonably well to begin the season, posting a 3.24 ERA and 12:2 K:BB through 8.1 innings, but he will remain in a swingman role for now.
Milone will make a spot start in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Royals.
Milone has appeared as a reliever in both of his outings thus far this season, though he threw three innings both times, so he should be able to handle four or five Saturday if he works efficiently. As a starter for Atlanta and Baltimore last season, the veteran lefty struggled to a 6.69 ERA.
Milone was credited with the save Saturday against the Angels, pitching three scoreless innings and yielding only one hit. He struck out six and did not walk a batter.
Milone entered the contest staked to a 14-1 lead and had no stress in finishing off the final three frames of the lopsided win. It was an impressive outing for the veteran as he allowed only a harmless single and struck out six. Milone isn't likely to see many more save chances going forward, but he could carve out an important bullpen role after functioning exclusively as a starter last season.
The Blue Jays selected Milone's contract ahead of Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Though Milone was unable to secure a spot on the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster after attending camp on a minor-league deal, he had to wait only a few days to receive his first call-up of 2021. He'll provide Toronto with a lefty option out of the bullpen who's capable of eating innings. The Blue Jays transferred Kirby Yates (elbow) to the 60-day injured list to clear room on the 40-man roster for Milone.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/01||vs ATL||W 6-5||2.1||6||4||0||1|
|04/27||vs WAS||W 9-5||1||1.0||3||1||1||0|
|04/21||@ BOS||W 6-3||2.1||4||2||0||4|
|04/17||@ KC||L 2-3||2.1||3||2||0||4|
|04/10||vs LAA||W 15-1||1||3.0||1||0||0||6|
|04/06||@ TEX||L 4-7||3.0||3||1||2||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||10.1||2||2||0||0||0||0||15||1||16||1.78||1.683|
|2014||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||21.0||4||4||0||1||1||0||17||9||28||6.43||1.762|
|2014||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||7.0||1||1||0||0||1||0||3||2||6||1.29||1.143|
|2015||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||38.2||5||5||1||4||0||0||47||3||25||0.71||0.733|
|2016||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||48.2||7||7||0||4||0||0||41||4||41||1.68||0.934|