Orioles Invite LHP Tommy Milone to Spring Training

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February 14, 2020 - 9:39 am
LHP Tommy Milone has been invited to Orioles Spring Training.

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By Austin Meidna  

The Orioles entered Spring Training with a glaring need for starting pitching. With pitchers such as Dylan Bundy and Andrew Cashner no longer in Baltimore, All-Star John Means is the only known dependable starter in the rotation. 

Baltimore invited another left-handed pitcher to Spring Training Thursday. 

Milone, 32, has pitched for six different fracnhises since entering the league in 2011.

With a career 50-47 record, Milone production took leaps of improvement last season. Although he compiled a 4.76 ERA, Milone logged 111.2 innings along with a 1.32 WHIP which were both his best numbers since 2015. 

Milone's had been slipping from his 2015 campaign, bouncing around the National League. He spent all of 2019 back in the American League with the Mariners. 

Orioles GM Mike Elias spoke earlier this week about the team potentially adding a few arms to the rotation and Milone provides competition to a big camp. 

Milone's arsenal includes late-80s fastball along with a mid-80s cutter and a devastating changeup. 

His control has been well-regarded, with a 1.85 BB/9 in 2019. Milone's inability to avoid the homerun ball has hampered his recent production but a good camp may be enough to land him on the Orioles roster.