Tommy Milone SP MIN 9 hours ago

Milone will remain in the Twins' rotation, taking the mound Wednesday versus the Orioles, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Following the activation of Ervin Santana on Saturday, manager Paul Molitor had to decide whether to keep Milone or Trevor May in the rotation. Ultimately, Milone won out, likely on the backs of five consecutive quality starts. During that stretch, Milone posted a 2-0 record, 1.69 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 27:8 K:BB in 32 innings.

Tommy Milone SP MIN 17 hours ago

Milone gave up one run with five strikeouts and two walks over six innings, but got a no-decision in Friday's loss to Kansas City.

Milone's strong outing comes at a good time as the Twins will eventually drop either him or Trevor May from the rotation when Ervin Santana returns Sunday from a suspension. It's not clear how the Twins will re-work their rotation as they could keep six starters until the All Star break.

Tommy Milone SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Milone (4-1) scattered 10 hits in a win Monday over the White Sox, as he allowed two runs in six innings with two strikeouts and two walks.

Milone limited the damage by keeping the ball in front of the outfielders, as just two of the 10 hits were extra-base hits, and both of those were doubles. Milone is playing with fire, though, as he isn't missing bats (5.3 K/9) and his mid-80s fastball is ripe for home runs (1.5 HR/9). That's usually a bad combination, but Milone has proven solid at hitting his spots in the past, as he has a 3.96 ERA in 532 innings. don't expect the strikeouts to show up, though -- his career high MLB K/9 is 6.5, even though he struck out over a batter per inning in Triple-A.

Tommy Milone SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Milone (3-1) allowed only five hits and one run in seven innings against the Cardinals on Wednesday. He struck out five.

Milone won for the first time in five games and has now lowered his ERA to 3.67. He's now pitched past the sixth inning in back to back starts after having done so only two times in his six previous starts. Milone will look to keep it going in his next scheduled start Monday against the White Sox.

Tommy Milone SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Milone (2-1) threw seven strong innings in a no-decision at Texas on Friday, allowing two runs on just three hits and one walk, while striking out eight.

Friday's start marks just the second time in six tries this season that Milone pitched past the sixth inning. The eight strikeouts were a pleasant surprise for a pitcher who came into the game with a paltry 4.23 K/9, and owners can only hope Milone keeps the good times rolling against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Tommy Milone SP MIN 1 month ago

Milone could be used out of the bullpen Sunday if the Twins need another reliever, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

He would only be used in an emergency, but it is worth noting that he could be used in a relief role, which could impact those in weekly leagues. If he is not used out of the bullpen Milone should start Friday's game in Texas.

Tommy Milone SP MIN 1 month ago

Milone gave up four runs (two earned) on nine hits and a walk without recording a strikeout Thursday against Boston.

An ugly return to the majors for Milone, who struck out a ton of batters during his stint in Triple-A Rochester -- 47 in 38.2 innings -- but continued his struggles at the MLB level. Milone may draw some more starts in the near term, but his fantasy value remains quite limited, as he hasn't been able to replicate the success he experienced in Oakland in 2012 and 2014.

Tommy Milone SP MIN 1 month ago

Milone was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start Thursday's game in Boston.

Ricky Nolasco (ankle) was placed on the DL as a corresponding move, so Milone figures to have a shot at sticking in the rotation for at least a short stretch. Milone can be a serviceable streaming option in pitcher-friendly ballparks (so Thursday's start does not qualify), but the overall upside is relatively low given his career 16.7 percent K-rate in the big leagues.

Tommy Milone SP MIN 1 month ago

Milone will be called up from Triple-A and start Thursday at Boston, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins changed their mind after saying the previous day they didn't plan to call him up despite a need for a starter with Ricky Nolasco's sore ankle. Milone has been nearly perfect at Triple-A with a a 0.70 ERA and 47:3 K:BB ratio in 38.2 innings at Triple-A. He could stick in the rotation Nolasco lands on the DL.

Tommy Milone SP MIN 1 month ago

Milone is unlikely to be called up from Triple-A in the next few days despite the Twins having an unsettled rotation since he pitched on Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Minnesota's rotation plans are in flux with Rick Nolaso possibly heading to the DL with an ankle injury and with a doubleheader set for Wednesday. The Twins don't want Milone pitching on short rest. However, Milone is the leading candidate to be called up if Nolasco lands on the DL since he has a 0.70 ERA in 47:3 in 38.2 innings at Triple-A.