Tommy Milone has re-signed with the Minnesota Twins.
Do you like Tommy Milone, Twins fans? Well, I hope you do because the pitcher is coming back for at least one more season. To avoid arbitration, Milone and the Twins agreed to a one-year $4.5 million deal.
The left-handed Milone went 9-5 last season in 23 starts and one relief appearance with a 3.92 ERA and a 1.275 WHIP. The 2016 season will be Milone’s third with Minnesota. In 2014, made five starts with a 7.06 ERA in 21.2 innings pitched after being traded to the Twins from the Oakland A’s on July 31 for outfielder Sam Fuld. As a whole, Milone’s 2014 line stood at a 4.19 ERA in 21 games started with a relief appearance.
This upcoming season will be Milone’s sixth season at least making a big league appearance. Milone debuted in 2011 with the Washington Nationals and then spent the next two and a half years with Oakland.
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With Milone out of the way, the Twins still have a handful of players to agree with before the arbitration process fully kicks in. The Associated Press reports the Twins still have to come to agreements with right-handed pitchers Kevin Jepsen and Casey Fien, infielders Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez and starting third baseman Trevor Plouffe.
Milone is 28-years-old and attended the University of Southern California before being drafted by the Washington Nationals in the tenth round of the 2008 amateur draft.
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