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Brewers sign Tommy Milone to 1-year deal

The southpaw gives Milwaukee another rotation option heading into spring training.

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The Brewers have signed lefty Tommy Milone to a 1-year, $1.25 million contract, according to a club announcement. The deal includes incentives.

Milone, 29, joins Junior Guerra, Matt Garza, Chase Anderson, Zach Davies and Wily Peralta in a crowded rotation mix for Milwaukee. The southpaw will likely get a chance to compete for a starting role during spring training, especially if the Brewers trade from their surplus on a weak starting pitching market.

Milone struggled to a 5.71 ERA in 19 appearances (12 starts) with the Twins last year in the majors while posting a brilliant 1.66 ERA mark in 48.2 innings at Triple-A. He is a veteran of six major-league seasons with the Nationals (2011), Athletics (2012-14) and Twins (2014-16), and has sported a career 44-33 record and 4.14 ERA in that span.

The addition of Milone is the latest complementary piece for a rebuilding Brewers team that has already added Eric Thames, Travis Shaw and Jett Bandy this winter while parting with Chris Carter, Tyler Thornburg and Martin Maldonado.