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    Yankees Sign OF Milone to MiLB Contract

    According to a report by the New Haven Register, the New York Yankees have signed 24-year-old Thomas Milone to a minor league contract.  The Monroe, Connecticut-native was initially drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the third round of the 2013 draft out of Masuk High School and spent the last seven seasons in the Tampa Bay organization.

    Montgomery Biscuit outfielder Thomas Milone (21) slides for a ball but cant make the catch in a game against the Chattanooga Lookouts on May 25, 2018 at AT&T Field in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Andy Mitchell/Four Seam Images via AP Images)

    Over the last eight seasons, he has appeared in 594 minor league games, hitting .245/.316/.345 with 77 doubles, 40 triples, 17 home runs, and 160 RBIs.  He owns a career BABIP of .313 as well as a wOBA of .311 and a wRC+ of 94.

    Most of his at-bats have come with the Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League.  In 774 at-bats over 238 games, he owns a .243/.317/.349 slash line with Charlotte.

    Milone has played as high as Double-A, appearing in 134 games for the Southern League Montgomery Biscuits over the last two seasons.  In 449 Double-A at-bats, he owns a .247/.313/.361 slash line with 14 doubles, 11 triples, five home runs, and 35 RBIs.

     

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