The Rays have outrighted Hoby Milner off of their 40-man roster, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports (via Twitter). The left-hander will reject his outright assignment to the minors and instead become a free agent.
Milner, 28, posted a 3.06 ERA, 6.85 K/9, and 13.0 K/9 over 61 2/3 bullpen innings for Triple-A Durham in 2019. Despite this impressive performance, Milner only tossed 3 2/3 Major League innings, with injuries perhaps keeping him from getting more of a look once the minor league season was over. Milner was placed on the 60-day injured list in September due to a cervical neck injury.
Assuming good health, one would assume Milner’s impressive Triple-A track record would net him a new contract with another team. Originally a seventh-round pick for the Phillies in the 2012 draft, Milner has a 3.40 ERA over 42 1/3 career innings in the big leagues.
what a rookie year he had, but probably wolnt last in the post-LOOGY era
Fun fact: Hoby’s dad Brian was drafted in 1978 in the 7th round
out of high school. The Blue Jay’s
gave him a few at bats in the majors that year. He went 4 for 9
then off to the minors and he
sadly never made it back up.
A career .444 hitter!