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A’s acquire Brad Mills from Brewers

Jun 17, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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In a swap of a Triple-A pitcher for cash considerations the A’s have acquired left-hander Brad Mills from the Brewers.

Mills is 29 years old and far from a prospect, posting an ugly 7.76 ERA in 53 innings as a big leaguer. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012 and was never particularly promising, but Mills does have a 1.56 ERA and 77/18 K/BB ratio in 75 innings at Triple-A this season.

It’s possible that Oakland just needed some organizational starting pitching depth, but it’s also possible they think Mills has made a few adjustments and could help them later this season as a low-cost pickup.

  1. kycardsfan - Jun 17, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Ken Rosenthal just tweeted that Mills was aquired for $1. Yet, we’re still paying $9 a beer. Sheesh.

  2. paint771 - Jun 17, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Heh. -file photo-

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 17, 2014 at 3:38 PM

      He was a 4th round pick of the Jays in 2007 as a college senior. In 2006, they drafted him somewhere in the 20’s but he did not sign because he wanted to finish his degree.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jun 17, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Mills has not performed very well in the big leagues; however, he did stay in college and completed his engineering degree, so he has an education to fall back on.

  4. joecool16280 - Jun 17, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Looks like Beane struck this deal before they disclosed the Pomeranz injury.

  5. sisqsage - Jun 17, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Now watch Mills be more productive than he has ever been.

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