Minor Moves: Brad Mills, Ernesto Frieri

Here are the day’s minor moves …

  • The Blue Jays have outrighted southpaw Brad Mills to Triple-A Buffalo, according to the team’s transactions page. Mills, 29, was designated for assignment by the Jays on Tuesday and will have the option to elect free agency rather than report to Triple-A, having been outrighted in the past. He has a 9.15 ERA in 20 2/3 Major League innings this season but a sensational 1.81 ERA with 9.0 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 in 89 1/3 innings between the Triple-A affiliates for Milwaukee and Toronto this season.
  • After clearing waivers, righty¬†Ernesto Frieri has accepted an assignment to the Pirates‘ Triple-A affiliate, Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports¬†on Twitter. After starting the season as the Angels’ closer, Frieri was dealt to Pittsburgh and then designated for assignment when he failed to right the ship. Though other clubs might have been willing to take a chance on him, Frieri’s $3.8MM first-year arbitration salary no doubt scared off any claims. It seems all but certain at this point that Frieri will end up being non-tendered in the offseason.

6 Responses to Minor Moves: Brad Mills, Ernesto Frieri Leave a Reply

  1. Hurdled Again 12 months ago

    Who knows? Maybe he rattles off a bunch of zeroes and then gets a September recall.

  2. Ron Greenawalt 12 months ago

    please no!!

  3. Chris Hager 12 months ago

    So basically that all means he’ll sign with the Rays in the winter and make the All-Star team.

    • Ron Loreski 12 months ago

      Ya, because that worked out so well for Grant Balfour, eh?

      • Jaysfan1994 12 months ago

        He’s been an All-Star this season in giving up Ball Fours, in fact he might be elite at doing so.

  4. Dennis Brownlie 12 months ago

    Angel’s fan here who suffered thru a few seasons as Ernesto the closer. He is NOT a closer! Groom him as 7th/8th inning guy. He needs to work on disguising his pitches cuz too many ended up in the seats with batter knowing what was coming

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