Tommy Milone to Make Twins Debut
The Minnesota Twins traded Kevin Correia over the weekend. The Los Angeles Dodgers will be sending a player to be named later or cash considerations back to the Twins. For the Twins however, the best part of the deal was the rotation spot that moving Correia cleared up. What that means, is Tommy Milone will be making his Minnesota Twins debut.
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Milone was acquired from Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics, in return for sending Sam Fuld back to the team he started out the year with.
As the Twins head to Houston to face off with the Astros, Milone will be on the bump for the first game of the series. He pitched 16 games as a starter this year for the Athletics. In those 16 starts, he posted a 3.55 ERA 61/26 K/BB ratio, and a 1.215 WHIP. In his one start for Triple-A Rochester, Milone went seven innings and gave up only one run.
Tonight, Milone will be opposed by Brad Peacock for the Astros. Minnesota has an opportunity to get Milone started off on the right foot.
Terry Ryan should be appluaded for the deal he pulled off to get Tommy Milone for the Twins. Sending Fuld back to the Athletics, after he was picked up on waivers, for a quality starter is more than exciting. Milone is arbitration eligible in 2015 and can become a free agent after 2018, giving the Twins some solid positioning should he figure into their long-term plans.
Don’t miss Milone’s first pitch tonight at 7:10pm central time from Houston at Minute Maid Park.