Milton, a 10-year veteran, will receive $650,000 if he makes the club with another $1.05 million in starter incentives or $150,000 in relief incentives.
A left-hander, Milton has missed the past 1 1/2 seasons recovering from Tommy John elbow reconstruction. The 33-year-old has an 87-84 career record and was an All-Star with Minnesota in 2001, when he went 15-7. He signed a three-year, $25.5 million with the Reds before the 2005 season but went 16-27 from 2005-07. Milton will initially compete for the fifth spot with Jason Schmidt, Eric Stults, Claudio Vargas, Ramon Troncoso and Shawn Estes.