Despite rumors that the Indians were nearing a deal with free agent P Eric Milton, the AP is reporting that the veteran left-hander has signed a 3 year, $25.5 million (thank you, Kris Benson) contract with the Cincinnati Reds.

Milton was 14-6 in 2004 for the Philadelphia Phillies, made the All-Star team in 2001 and threw a no-hitter for the Twins on 9/11/99 — truly a a memorable event, but not one worthy of such somber rememberence as we’ve strangely seen around the sports world the past few years.