Jays claim Brad Mills off waivers from Oakland

The Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed Brad Mills off waivers from the Oakland Athletics, bringing the left-handed pitcher back to the team that drafted him.

The 29-year-old Mills started three games for Oakland this season, going 1-1 with a 4.41 ERA.

He opened the season with the Milwaukee Brewers' Triple-A affiliate in Nashville. He had a 4-2 record and 1.56 ERA before being traded to Oakland.

Originally drafted in the fourth round in 2007 by the Blue Jays, Mills has a career record of 4-4 with a 6.98 ERA with Toronto, the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays designated right-hander Deck McGuire for assignment. The team will make a corresponding move to the 25-man roster once Mills reports.

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.
    • Ausmus tabs Verlander for opening day

      Ausmus tabs Verlander for opening day

      Justin Verlander is set to start another opening day for the Detroit Tigers. The rest of the rotation is a little less clear, but manager Brad Ausmus is hoping he'll have plenty of options. Ausmus saw no reason to hold back on announcing that … More »

      AP - Sports - 13 hours ago
    • Bautista: I took less money to stay

      Bautista: I took less money to stay

      Jose Bautista said Saturday he took less money to re-sign with the Toronto Blue Jays but is happy even though he didn't get a long-term contract. The 36-year-old Bautista said he wanted to stay because he's been in Toronto a long time and enjoyed … More »

      AP - Sports - 14 hours ago
    • Bautista says he's happy to be back with Blue Jays despite offers from others

      Bautista says he's happy to be back with Blue Jays despite offers from others

      As Bautista fielded questions from reporters, the young right-handed pitcher sat, mostly quietly, in the back row. Afterwards, he scurried up to the front of the room to give Bautista a bear hug. Toronto's clubhouse leader has returned. … More »

      The Canadian Press - 14 hours ago
    • The 2016 Ultimate MLB Free-Agent Tracker

      The 2016 Ultimate MLB Free-Agent Tracker

      1. Yoenis Cespedes, OF: SIGNED A very good player, no doubt, Cespedes is primed to get paid like a great one because teams are Jean-Ralphio-level flush with cash and need a power-hitting corner outfielder. 2. Edwin Encarnacion, DH/1B: SIGNED Over … More »

      Yahoo Sports US - 21 hours ago
    • Darvish motivated to prove himself

      Darvish motivated to prove himself

      Yu Darvish marked his five-year anniversary as a Texas Ranger this week. ''It's not much about my contract, but coming back from Tommy John surgery,'' Darvish said through his interpreter at the Rangers' winter banquet Friday night. Darvish is … More »

      AP - Sports - Fri, 20 Jan, 2017 11:43 PM EST