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Millwood working out at Boras’ place, waiting for calls

Feb 23, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

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Veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood served as the Orioles’ Opening Day starter last season. Things didn’t exactly go smoothly for him in his one year with Baltimore, but it’s crazy to think of where he was then and where he is now.

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun caught up with the free agent on Wednesday. He’s working out in Southern California at super agent Scott Boras’ training facility, waiting for an opportunity that he is comfortable with to suddenly come along.

Millwood rejected a minor league contract offer from the Yankees earlier this month because they weren’t willing to guarantee him a big league roster spot. It seemed a bit odd at the time that the 36-year-old would pass up a chance to potentially play in pinstripes, but he may be in luck now.

The Cardinals lost ace right-hander Adam Wainwright to a significant elbow injury this week. Wainwright is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery and the Cards will be on the hunt for a replacement.

Millwood posted a poor 5.16 ERA across 31 starts last year for the O’s, but he is about as durable as it gets and could probably eat some innings in St. Louis under the guidance of reclamation expert Dave Duncan.

  1. baseballstars - Feb 23, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    If Millwood wants to play, he should learn something from the Jermaine Dye situation of overvaluing oneself. He should have jumped on the Yankees’ offer. At least Dye had proven he had a little something left in the tank. Millwood hasn’t looked good in a long time.

    • bangarrang - Feb 24, 2011 at 6:54 AM

      I would say his 2009 198 inning 3.67 ERA season pretty good.

  2. hellmaca - Feb 23, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    Bad things come in threes. Tomorrow Cards fans will wake up to a trade of Shelby miller for Barry Zito.

    • PanchoHerreraFanClub - Feb 24, 2011 at 9:49 AM

      Wainwrigth was the third. Bauer, Punto and Wainwright.

  3. MTArider - Feb 24, 2011 at 2:47 AM

    Thought he’d eventually accept Yanks offer but wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up a Card now.

  4. angrycorgi - Feb 24, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    “Millwood working out at Boras’ place, waiting for calls”

    —–

    chirp, chirp, chirp

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