The Blue Jays have designated righty Deck McGuire for assignment, the club announced via press release. The move creates roster space for the claim of Brad Mills.
McGuire, a 2010 first-round draft pick, had struggled in his first exposure to Triple-A at age 25, posting a 5.56 ERA in 55 innings with 6.2 K/9 against 3.8 BB/9. The promotion to the highest level of the minors came after McGuire posted a 2.98 ERA over 60 1/3 innings in his fourth go at Double-A.
Meanwhile, the Mills claim appears to be part of a larger shakeup for the Jays’ staff. Top prospect Aaron Sanchez has been shifted to the bullpen at Triple-A in apparent preparation for filling a pen slot at the major league level, tweets Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News (h/t to John Lott of the National Post).
Deck McGuire went two picks before Chris Sale.
What are “Draft decisions that look terrible in retrospect”, Alex?
Shame on all those other teams that didn’t draft Sale as well.
McGuire was a constant disappointment. Cant see his loss being detrimental to anyone except the team that claims him.
There will be a long line of teams that will be willing to give a former 1st round pick a shot, with the hopes that the other team was using him wrong and that they will be able to unlock his hidden potential.
But “Deck” gas a cool first name.
It’s his middle name.