Millwood Hopes To Sign This Week

Veteran righty Kevin Millwood "would like to have his situation resolved this week with some big league team," tweets Dan Connolly of the Baltimore SunConnolly says Millwood can't talk to teams for 24 hours after opting out of his Yankees contract yesterday.  Said the pitcher, "I am waiting to see which teams have interest, if any. That's pretty much it.  I'm ready. I definitely still want to pitch."

The Orioles have "mild interest" in reuniting with Millwood, according to Connolly.  The 36-year-old posted a 5.10 ERA, 6.2 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, 1.4 HR/9, and 37.2% groundball rate in 190 2/3 innings for Baltimore last year, earning $12MM on the last year of a contract signed with Texas in December of '05.  That $60MM contract was earned on the heels of an ERA title for the Indians, but the first-place Tribe does not plan to pursue him now despite having Carlos Carrasco and Mitch Talbot currently on the DL, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Millwood averaged 89 miles per hour on his fastball last year but was around 85 in his first couple of starts for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, according to Jayson Stark's sources.  He seems unlikely to jump directly onto a team's 25-man roster.


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14 Comments on "Millwood Hopes To Sign This Week"


Ben_Cherington
4 years 3 months ago

I still want to pitch as well…doesnt mean I should get a Major league deal though!

4 years 3 months ago

Keep working on your stuff, Kevin; some team will likely be considering you come July.

Guest
4 years 3 months ago

July? Cubs are gonna sign him now.

4 years 3 months ago

Ugh.

Guest
4 years 3 months ago

The theme song for the Cubs this year is Beck’s Lost Cause!

JohnnyHamer
4 years 3 months ago

Hello Pirates.

Roy Munson
4 years 3 months ago

Hello Charros!!! He can be the real life La Flama Blanca!!!

Lunchbox45
4 years 3 months ago

Yankees?

ubercubsfan
4 years 3 months ago

Cubs could use him. Anything is better than Russell at this point.

MannyBeingMVP
4 years 3 months ago

If Millwood wants to pitch middle relief, the Dodgers should sign him for the major league minimum. The firstpsot-McCourt acquisition

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 3 months ago

The thing is just about every organization has a starter languishing in AAA that could probably give you at least what you’d get from Millwood. Why not try the ‘never did’ guy who’s already kicking around instead of paying more for the guy who ‘used to be good’ but doesn’t have a fastball anymore?

Eric
4 years 3 months ago

Even with the Orioles few injuries in the rotation they still arent interested probably.

TapDancingTeddy
4 years 3 months ago

Since the Yanks put Bartolo Colon in the rotation there’s been a spot open for a good middle reliever. The bad news for Millwood is that he was so bad at AAA, the Yanks didn’t care to to bring him up even if leaving him in the minors activated his opt out.

Basically, the guy has to prove he’s better than replacement level somewhere before anyone will give him more innings in the show.

John
4 years 3 months ago

McCourt is still with the dodgers so it can’t be “post McCourt era”