The Dodgers have purchased the minor-league contract of Eric Milton, who will start Saturday’s game in place of Jeff Weaver. James McDonald and his 6.75 ERA have been sent to Albuquerque. After being sent to the bullpen, McDonald allowed one earned run in five appearances (4 1/3 innings). Weaver made two five-inning starts in place of McDonald. Here’s the story from the Associated Press…
Eric Milton is heading back to the big leagues after a nearly two-year absence.
The Dodgers purchased the contract of the veteran left-hander from Triple-A Albuquerque after their 5-3, 10-inning win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Milton will start Saturday against the Florida Marlins in place of Jeff Weaver. The Dodgers optioned right-hander James McDonald (1-1, 6.75 ERA) to their Pacific Coast League club.
The 33-year-old Milton hasn’t pitched in the majors since elbow ligament replacement surgery in 2007. The former All-Star is 3-2 with a 2.83 ERA in seven minor league starts. Milton has an 87-84 record in 10 major league seasons, including a no-hitter for Minnesota in 1999 against the Angels.