The Tommy Milone era has ended in Milwaukee. The veteran lefty has been designated for assignment by the Brewers, and he will be replaced in the bullpen with Rob Scahill.
In 21 innings of work this year Milone has allowed 29 hits and 15 runs, all earned. He started three games and appeared three times in relief. He only walked two, but the six home runs allowed in those 21 innings made him expendable.
Scahill, 30, was acquired from the Pittsburgh organization on waivers last season. The 30 year old has worked 8.2 innings in nine relief appearances at Colorado Springs, posting a 1.04 ERA and WHIP of 0.923 along with a 7:1 k/bb ratio. Last year Scahill worked 18.1 innings in 16 relief appearances for the Brewers, with a 2.45 ERA and a WHIP of 1.036.
The Brewers twitter announcement:
LHP Tommy Milone has been designated for assignment. The team has selected the contract of RHP Rob Scahill from Triple-A @skysox.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 1, 2017
Scahill was one of the last Brewers to be left off of the final roster going into the season, and was understandably unhappy with the demotion. He has gone about his job professionally and earned his way back to the club.
It would surprise me if Milone is claimed. More likely, he will go through waivers and be outrighted to the Brewers’ minor league system. He would then have the option to remain in the organization or could he could elect to become a free agent and pursue another major league job elsewhere.
Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs