Tommy Milone, Starting Pitcher
Date of Birth: 2/16/1987
Birthplace: Saugus, California
College: University of Southern California
Tommy Milone, starting pitcher, was first drafted by the Washington Nationals in 2008. He pitched in the Nationals' minor league system from 2008 through most of 2011, finishing with a 37-22 record in 91 games. He pitched in five games with the Nationals in 2011. On September 3, 2011, he hit a home run in his first major league at-bat.
In December, 2011, the Nationals traded Milone to the Oakland Athletics. He pitched 190.0 innings in 31 games in 2012 and he finished the season with a 13-10 record and a 3.74 ERA. In 2013, after pitching in 28 games with the Athletics, they optioned him to the minors in August. He finished his 2013 season with the Athletics with a 12-9 record and a 4.14 ERA.
On July 31, 2014, Milone was traded to the Minnesota Twins. He finished the 2014 season with a 6-4 record, 75 strikeouts to 37 walks, and a 4.19 ERA in 16 games with the Athletics and 6 games with the Twins.
Milone pitched in 24 games with the Twins in 2015. He finished the season with a 9-5 record, 91 strikeouts to 36 walks, and a 3.92 ERA in 128.2 innings.
In 2016, Milone had a 5.71 ERA in 12 games as a starter and 7 games in relief. He finished the season with 3 wins to 5 losses and 49 strikeouts to 22 walks in 69.1 innings
Milone became a free agent on October 18, 2016. He signed a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers on December 14, 2016. He was designated for assignment on May 1, 2017. The New York Mets claimed him off waivers on May 7th. He finished the 2017 season with 1 win and 3 losses, 1 save, 38 strikeouts to 14 walks, and a 7.63 ERA in 6 games with the Brewers and 11 games with the Mets. He was a starter in 8 games and a relief pitcher in 9 games.
Milone elected free agency on October 26, 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Milone through 2017 include:
- 146 games played
- 736.2 innings pitched
- 45-36 win-loss record
- 531 strikeouts to 188 walks
- 4.37 ERA