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Mets claim LHP Tommy Milone off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers

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Apr 19, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Tommy Milone (33) throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 19, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Tommy Milone (33) throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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The Amazin’s are bringing a new arm to the organization to help out the rotation.

Left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone was claimed off the waiver wire by the Mets on Saturday afternoon. Milone spent the early part of the 2017 season with the Milwaukee Brewers, and struggled to say the least.

Milone only appeared in six games for the Brewers with three of those appearances coming as a starter. He pitched 21 innings and got hit pretty hard. He gave up 29 hits, and allowed 15 earned runs with six home runs.

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Before Milwaukee, Milone spent the last three years with the Minnesota Twins. He wasn’t much better there as his ERA went from 7.06 to 3.92 to 5.71 from 2014 to 2016. To say he’s a long shot to help this team out is an understatement.

However, with New York missing their ace Noah Syndergaard, and him not looking to be back for a while at least, Matt Harvey having off the field issues, and Rafael Montero and Robert Gsellman getting hit around hard, the team is desperate enough to give anyone a shot at this point.

Sunday afternoon’s game was started by Adam Wilk, and he wasn’t much better at all. Wilk gave up eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. The Marlins scored six runs (five of them earned) on the back of two Giancarlo Stanton bombs.

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As far as Milone is concerned, no word yet from the organization on whether he will report to Triple-A first or will join the major league club right away.

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