Melvin said he had a hard time thinking of what to say to Milone today. "He was shocked," he said. Feeling around here is he'll be back.
— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) July 5, 2014
Milone, who was shocked to learn of his demotion, began the year in the Athletics’ starting rotation and over 16 starts, the 27-year-old lefty posted a 3.55 ERA across 96 1/3 innings.
Buss, 27, was claimed by the A’s off waivers from the Dodgers back in May and spent his time with Triple-A Sacramento. He should pass through waivers and remain with Sacramento.
Jeff Samardzija, by the way, is scheduled to start today’s game against the Blue Jays.