Aug 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone (57) looks on as Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz (17) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the second inning at O.Co Colisuem. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland A's Send Down Starter Tommy Milone

Tommy Milone started Game 2 of the 2012 ALCS and did a great job, and he started the 2013 season off well. However, his season hasn’t been too great as a whole.

As a result, he is going to be pitching with the Triple-A Sacramento Rivercats for a little while.

According to CSN Bay Area, Milone, whose ERA skyrocketed to 4.39 after he surrendered six runs in 3.2 innings on Friday, has been sent down to Sacramento. The reason for the move is Oakland’s off days, as the team has days off Monday and Thursday. The A’s don’t need a fifth starter, but they need to keep their bullpen fresh.

So, they sent down the struggling Milone and called up reliever Evan Scribner. Scribner was marvelous in 2012, but his 5.30 ERA with the A’s this season isn’t great. However, in the minor leagues, he has a 2.48 ERA.

The A’s will likely call up Milone soon, but they don’t need him right now. However, he will still be a part of Oakland’s playoff run.

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