The Mets claimed lefty Tommy Milone off waivers from the Brewers on Sunday, per a club announcement.
Milone, 30, was recently designated for assignment by the Brewers after starting his season by allowing 15 earned runs and 29 hits in 21 innings over six appearances (three starts). Signed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal by Milwaukee in mid-December, Milone was expected to have a chance to join the club’s rotation but disappointed when given the opportunity.
Milone gives the Mets depth in the wake of injuries to Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Seth Lugo and the suspension of Matt Harvey, who will miss three games due to a violation of team rules. The Mets are lacking depth behind Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler, with Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Adam Wilk and Milone currently in the mix.
Milone may not be the last rotation addition for the Mets, who are in talks with free-agent righty Doug Fister. New York was one of five clubs to see Fister throw last week.