Blue Jays Designate Brad Mills For Assignment

2:17pm: The Blue Jays have announced the move to designate Mills.

1:35pm: The Blue Jays will designate left-hander Brad Mills for assignment in order to clear a roster spot for top prospect Aaron Sanchez, reports Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet (via Twitter). Earlier today, Nicholson-Smith’s colleague, Shi Davidi, reported that Sanchez would be promoted.

The 29-year-old Mills pitched two innings for the Blue Jays after they claimed him off waivers from the A’s, yielding eight runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Overall, he’s surrendered 16 runs in 18 1/3 innings of work at the big league level this season despite tremendous success at the Triple-A level. In 75 innings with Milwaukee’s Triple-A affiliate, Mills pitched to a 1.75 ERA with 9.2 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9.


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14 Comments on "Blue Jays Designate Brad Mills For Assignment"


letsgogiants
1 year 1 month ago

I could see a non-contender like the Padres or Cubs take a chance on him and see what he could do in a low pressure environment.

RyanWKrol
1 year 1 month ago

Second stint with the Blue Jays organization. I lose track of this guy because he seems to play musical chairs more than Jose Guillen did.

mlbaustin
1 year 1 month ago

I knew this was going to happen. I hope the A’s pick him back up.

disadvantage
1 year 1 month ago

The A’s have more than enough depth that he wouldn’t even be necessary. Just ask Tommy Milone.

disadvantage
1 year 1 month ago

At this point, Brad Mills should start putting out classifieds for baseball related chores:
– Need a mop-up guy after your starter only lasts two innings? Give me a call!
– Need a spot start when your 5th starter needs to miss a start because he tweaked his elbow? I’m your guy!
– Bullpen taxed after a long game? Make me an offer!
– Want a lefty to get tough lefties out? Here’s your chance! … unless said lefty is David Ortiz, as he is really mean to me.

Ted
1 year 1 month ago

Check… check… check… nope. Mills might be the first lefty ever to have opposing lefties hit .351/.440/.596 in 109 PA. That’s pretty impressively bad.

Chioakcisco
1 year 1 month ago

…and the in-season Sandy Rosario Award for most-traveled pitcher goes to…

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 1 month ago

A’s called, they want their dollar back

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 1 month ago

No way!!!!

Tanthalas
1 year 1 month ago

Way!!! It’s so unbelievable it just HAS to be true!!

Fangaffes
1 year 1 month ago

Maybe Terry Francona should pick him up as a bench coach.

BestOne
1 year 1 month ago

Maybe the RedSox could pick him up….

1 year 1 month ago

Even with his Jays ERA of 36.00, he was bound to improve with his 21.14 FIP, right?

Fyre AA, DFA Gobbons amirite

Smrtbusnisman04
1 year 1 month ago

Boy, a freelance writer at Starbucks has better job security than Mills.

Seriously though, I would like it if the Pirates tried to get him.