Yankees LHP Milton to minor league contract

Updated: July 11, 2008, 6:48 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- The New York Yankees signed left-hander Eric Milton to a minor league contract Friday, returning Milton to the organization that originally drafted him.

New York took Milton with its first round pick, 20th overall, in the June 1996 draft. Milton was traded to Minnesota two years later in the deal that sent Chuck Knoblauch to the Yankees.

Milton, who had elbow surgery last June, will be assigned to Triple-A Scranton and immediately placed on the disabled list, allowing him ...

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