The Minnesota Twins have waived Tommy Milone and Casey Fien according to reports
It seems the struggling Casey Fien and Tommy Milone have been placed on outright waivers.
The team needed to make room for the return of Ervin Santana from the disabled list this coming Saturday and they will also open up two 40 man roster spots with the moves. The Twins were also looking to shake things up.
More moves are coming. It is also rumoured that the additional 25 man roster and one of the open 40 man slots will be used to select the contract of catcher Juan Centeno. This would mean that John Ryan Murphy would be optioned unless Juan Centeno is only added to the 40 man. We’ll monitor those developments as they arise.
The other 29 teams will be able to put a claim on Casey or Tommy if they see fit. If either are claimed, the claiming team will pay the Twins a $20,000 fee. If Milone and Fien pass through waivers, Milone has a decent chance of being taken, both players can choose to reject the assignment (Fien’s been outrighted before and Milone has 3 years of service time). If they do, they could immediately become free agents. Another option for them in that situation would be to accept the assignment but become a free agent after the season.
If they chose free agency, they would lose out on any guaranteed money owed to them.
Fien has been lit up in 14 appearances this year out of the bullpen. He sports a 7.90 ERA so far but has been effective in years past.
Tommy Milone bested Tyler Duffey for a rotation spot this spring but has since lost the spot and had been sent to the bullpen. He has a 5.79 ERA in 23 innings as a starter and one game as a reliever.
It was a busy off-day and more is coming.