The Athletics announced Sunday starting pitcher Deck McGuire was outrighted off the 40-man roster to make room for Adam Dunn, who was picked up in a trade with the White Sox.
The Athletics have acquired minor league pitcher Deck McGuire from the Blue Jays for cash considerations and sent him to Triple-A Sacramento. The 25-year-old McGuire has struggled at Buffalo this season to the tune of a 3-5 record and 5.56 ERA with 57 hits and 23 walks allowed in 55 innings.
Blue Jays starting pitcher Deck McGuire was designated for assignment Thursday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Brad Mills, who was claimed off waivers from Oakland. The 2010 first-round pick is 6-9 with a 4.21 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 20 starts between Double-A and Triple-A this season.
The Blue Jays added pitcher Deck McGuire and outfielder Kenny Wilson to the team's 40-man roster Wednesday, protecting them from the Rule 5 draft. McGuire went 9-10 with a 4.86 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 143:59 K:BB ratio in 157 1/3 innings with Double-A New Hampshire last season. Wilson hit .259/.333/.375 with three home runs, 11 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 216 at-bats with Double-A New Hampshire.
Following an adventurous first season in the minors, Toronto starting pitcher Deck McGuire said he is looking forward to the new campaign. McGuire started the year with Class A Dunedin before winning a championship with Double-A New Hampshire. He compiled a 9-5 record and 3.02 ERA between the two stops. "I definitely feel more comfortable," he told the Toronto Sun. "Having played with some of the guys now and having met most of the older players last year, it makes it easier to settle in, less anxiety and a little bit more focus on what needs to be done."