Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Milledge ejected from Triple A game

Playing for the Triple AAA Charlotte Knights, Lastings Milledge was ejected from a game last week after he was involved in a fight with Toledo catcher Max St. Pierre.

Both benches emptied after the brawl started, but only Milledge was ejected from the International League contest. He was hit by a pitch and then got into a confrontation with St. Pierre that escalated reports said.

Unfortunately it was the third ejection for the Lakewood Ranch graduate going back to 2007 with the New York Mets and second since December when he was involved in a bench clearing brawl while playing in the Venezuelan Winter League.

In 30 games with Charlotte (a Chicago White Sox farm team), Milledge has compiled a .222 batting average with 24 hits in 108 at-bats. The right handed hitting outfielder is batting .270 against lefties, but only .197 (14-71) against right handers.

Milledge played with Pittsburgh last season and batted .277 in 379 at-bats, but the Pirates released him after the season. He appeared in two games for the White Sox this season before they designated him for assignment.

Milledge was the 12th overall pick in the 2003 MLB Draft and signed with the New York Mets. He had a very good spring with the White Sox, who awarded him with a roster spot. However they were forced to change plans after some pitching problems ensued.

At the time White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said he was very upset about having to let go of Milledge because he had played so well during the spring and deserved to be on the parent club, but circumstances dictated the team go in another direction.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know why he isn't playing?