July 17,2014(ISN) – The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have claimed LHP BRAD MILLS off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays have designated RHP DECK McGUIRE for assignment. The team will make a corresponding move to the 25-man roster once Mills reports to the team.
MILLS, 29, started three games for Oakland this season, posting a 1-1 record with a 4.41 ERA. He opened the season appearing in 14 games, 12 starts for the Milwaukee Brewers triple-A affiliate in Nashville, posting a 4-2 record with a 1.56 ERA, before being traded to Oakland and joining the Major League team. Originally drafted in the fourth round in 2007 by the Toronto Blue Jays, the 6-0, 188lb. left-handed pitcher has a career record of 4-4 in 18 games, 13 starts with a 6.98 ERA while pitching for Toronto (2009-2011), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2012) and Oakland (2014).