Brewers sign LHP Tommy Milone

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photo creds: Brewers sign free agent Tommy Milone to a one year contract

The Brewers 40 man roster is at full capacity with their recent signing of Tommy Milone. He has spent his career with the Nationals, A’s, and Twins and is now under contract with the Brewers. On Wednesday, the Brewers signed free agent Tommy Milone to a one year deal as he is among the packed 6 man starting rotation with Jimmy Nelson, Junior Guerra, Zach Davies, Wily Peralta, Matt Garza, and Chase Anderson. David Stearns states that Milone will be in the starting rotation in Spring Training.

In 2016 with the Twins, Tommy Milone pitched in 19 games with 12 starts and pitched 69.1 innings with a 5.71 ERA. Minnesota used him as a swing man with switching back and forth between the starting rotation and the bullpen, which would make sense to be his role on the Brewers.

The Brewers have a packed starting rotation, and that raises the question of, “How is it going to work?” Craig Counsell previously said that the Brewers will start the spring with a six man rotation, but the Brewers are currently standing at a 7 man rotation. Junior Guerra has drawn interest, but also the Brewers would love to chip away at Matt Garza’s big salary. The 30 year old left handed pitcher tosses an average fastball in the high 80’s as his go-to pitch. He is looking for a bounce back year  as the Brewers have control of his contract through 2018.

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