Blue Jays Designate Brad Mills For Assignment

The Blue Jays designated lefty Brad Mills for assignment after last night’s game,’s Gregor Chisholm reported on Twitter. Mills, 29, joined Toronto via waiver claim and has already been outrighted once by the club.

Though he provided three decent starts for the Athletics earlier in the year, Mills has been hit hard in his two appearancesĀ for the Jays. For Toronto, he’s allowed 13 earned runs in just 4 1/3 innings, striking out five but walking four. Mills has found much more success at the Triple-A level this year, where he carries a 1.81 ERA with 9.0 K/9 against 1.9 BB/9 over 89 1/3 frames, working mostly as a starter.

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

1 year 20 days ago

Get him back A’s! Dolla Bill Mills!

1 year 20 days ago

Paging Dave Dombrowski…

1 year 20 days ago

Angels should pick him up stat.

Jacob Cook
1 year 20 days ago

Why the Blue Jays use him as a reliever is something I will never get. The guy has a career ERA above 10.00 in 7 games (Including the last two) coming out in relief and has spent just about his entire career as a starter. Somebody must have done something wrong, because you don’t just call up someone who is doing great as a SP from the minors (and decent in the majors) and use him out of the bullpen. This botched up mistake cost the BJ a pitcher (regardless of his value) and possibly Milly’s self-confidence.

My Point: Never use a Starter as a reliever and vice versa without enough experience a/o proper training and preparation.

1 year 20 days ago

He was only up because of the Jays 19 inning game the night before. They just needed an arm in case they needed long relief, which they did. It’s not like he’s a prospect any more so there’s not really any harm. It’s quite likely the Jays will still keep him and send him to the minors.

1 year 19 days ago

I think Brad Mills should retried again and go back to managing in the off-season. He should be able to find a job somewhere.