Athletics Option Tommy Milone To Triple-A

Athletics Option Tommy Milone To Triple-A

In order to make room for the newly acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the Oakland Athletics have designated OF Nick Buss for assignment and optioned LHP Tommy Milone back to Triple-A.

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.