Mcguire pitched 5.1 innings in Triple-A Memphis' Season Opener against Colorado Springs on Thursday, giving up one earned run while striking out four. The former No. 11 overall pick in the 2010 draft pitched well last year for Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, posting a 3.69 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over 136.2 innings. However, his production has been highly variable as in 2012 he posted a 5.88 ERA over 144 innings at Double-A New Hampshire and in 2014 he recorded a 5.10 ERA for three minor league teams over 150 innings. It will take many more performances like Thursday's for a potential call up to the majors to be in the question this year.
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.