The Atlanta Braves made their first foray into the 2020 trade market Sunday by acquiring left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for two players to be named later.
Milone, a 33-year-old journeyman pitcher, will make the Braves his eighth team in 10 seasons in the majors.
He has a modest 1-4 record in 2020, but profiles as a pitcher formatted to Braves manager Brian Snitker's liking as he lives around the strike zone. Milone has walked just four batters in 29 1/3 innings, with 31 strikeouts.
Snitker has lamented the Braves' inability to the throw strikes, as Atlanta has cast aside Touki Touissant, Kyle Wright & Sean Newcomb from the rotation.
The Orioles signed Milone to a Minor-League deal to begin the 2020 season, but expanded rosters allowed the team to purchase his contract before the shortened season began in July.
Milone was scheduled to make around $370,000 in prorated salary this season, and the Braves will pick up the remainder of his one-year contract (around $185,000).