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Phillies send Milner to Rays for cash

Left-handed pitcher had been designated for assignment
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies announced Saturday night that they traded left-hander Hoby Milner to the Rays for cash considerations.

The Phillies designated Milner for assignment earlier this week, when they placed infielder Trevor Plouffe on the 40-man roster.

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies announced Saturday night that they traded left-hander Hoby Milner to the Rays for cash considerations.

The Phillies designated Milner for assignment earlier this week, when they placed infielder Trevor Plouffe on the 40-man roster.

When a player's contract is designated for assignment -- often abbreviated "DFA" -- that player is immediately removed from his club's 40-man roster, and 25-man roster if he was on that as well. Within seven days of the transaction (it was previously 10 days), the player must either be traded, released or placed on irrevocable outright waivers.

Milner, 27, made the Phillies' Opening Day roster, but posted a 7.71 ERA in 10 appearances before being optioned to Triple-A. He had a 2.01 ERA in 37 appearances last season.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook .

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