Rotowire: Sep 23 / 2:48p ET
News: Milone said Tuesday that his stiff neck is getting better, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Milone's balky neck held up during a 30-35 pitch bullpen session Monday, and while there was some initial speculation that he could return as soon as Thursday, the lefty said he's now hoping he'll be able to contribute in relief during this weekend's series in Detroit.
Rotowire: Sep 22 / 2:41p ET
News: Milone (neck) threw about 30-35 pitches in the bullpen Monday, and could make a return as a reliever as soon as Thursday in Detroit, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Impact: Since Milone will not be used as a starter again this season, his value is limited to very deep leagues. It has been a major struggle for Milone since coming to Minnesota from Oakland. He has a 7.40 ERA in five starts (20.2 innings), and his status as a starter next season could be up for debate.