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Milton to start Saturday vs. Marlins

PHILADELPHIA -- Eric Milton is heading back to the big
leagues after a nearly two-year absence.

The Los Angeles Dodgers purchased the contract of the veteran
left-hander from Triple-A Albuquerque after their 5-3, 10-inning
win over the Phillies on Thursday.

Milton will start Saturday against the Florida Marlins in place
of Jeff Weaver. The Dodgers optioned right-hander James McDonald
(1-1, 6.75 ERA) to their Pacific Coast League club.

The 33-year-old Milton hasn't pitched in the majors since elbow
ligament replacement surgery in 2007. The former All-Star is 3-2
with a 2.83 ERA in seven minor league starts. Milton has an 87-84
record in 10 major league seasons, including a no-hitter for
Minnesota in 1999 against the Angels.