The Oakland Athletics continue to make moves today. They have dealt left-hander Tommy Milone, who is out of a job in the rotation following the trades of Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, and now Jon Lester, to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Following the deal this morning that sent Yoenis Cespedes to Boston and got Jonny Gomes, it looks as if the A's will be running a platoon in left field between Fuld and Gomes. On the year, Fuld is hitting .274/.370/.354 in a limited 195 plate appearances with the Twins on the year. Fuld has 12 stolen bases in 15 attempts. He should be a fantastic platoon option for the A's.
Milone is the odd man out in the Athletics' rotation. The Twins will be getting a young pitcher with some big league experience. On the season, Milone is 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA, a 4.42 FIP, and a 61 to 26 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 96 1/3 innings pitched.