Orioles Give an Update on Tommy Milone Trade with Braves

Tommy Milone with Nationals in 2018. Photo by Mario Houben/CSM/Shutterstock (9771736aa)

Baltimore Orioles offered an update on the trade that saw them send pitcher Tommy Milone to Atlanta Braves back in August. According to the team’s announcement on Thursday, the trade landed Orioles prospects AJ Graffanino and Greg Cullen.

When the trade was originally made, the Orioles agreed to part ways with Milone for “players to be named later”.

With this conclusion, it is safe to say that the Orioles probably feel like the trade winners.

By acquiring Milone, the Braves hoped that the veteran journeyman could boost their rotation that was ravaged by injuries at the time. The 33-year-old player, however, failed to step up and mostly struggled during his run in Atlanta.

During the regular season, Milone started three games and had an abysmal 14.90 ERA while allowing 22 hits and having only nine strikeouts. This eventually prompted the Braves not to use him in the playoffs.

Baltimore, on the other hand, got two prospects that could end up being solid additions to their young roster.

Graffanino played 44 games in the minors and has a batting average of .316 with one home run and 17 RBIs.

Cullen batted .273 with 11 homers and 91 RBIs in 185 Minor League Baseball appearances.