The Milwaukee Brewers signed free-agent left-hander Tommy Milone to a one-year deal on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old Milone has pitched six years in the majors, the last two-plus for the Minnesota Twins. He went 3-5 with a 5.71 ERA for the Twins last season.
Milone will be given a chance to contend for a spot at the back of the starting rotation, if not a spot in the bullpen. The Brewers finished last season with just one lefty (Brent Suter) on their roster.
The Brewers have seven candidates (Jimmy Nelson, Zach Davies, Junior Guerra, Wily Peralta, Matt Garza, Chase Anderson and now Tommy Milone) for five starting spots.
The Brewers have had inquiries from other teams concerning Guerra.