McGuire appeared in six big-league games with the Reds last season, allowing four earned runs off 10 hits and two walks while striking out 11 in 13.2 innings out of the bullpen. He spent a majority of the year with Double-A Pensacola, and will likely begin the 2018 season in the minors while serving as organizational depth for the Blue Jays, although he did earn an invite to spring training with the club.
McGuire was cast off the 40-man roster and outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
McGuire made six big-league appearances with the Reds after joining the team in mid-September, even making a couple starts near the end of the year. During that time, he accumulated a 2.63 ERA and 0.88 WHIP over 13.2 innings, and will continue to serve as depth for the club moving forward.
McGuire (1-1) earned the win over the Cubs on Sunday, allowing two hits while striking out two over five scoreless innings. He did not issue a walk.
McGuire got into the win column for the first time in his second career start, beating the NL Central champs who started most of their regulars. The right-hander induced eight swinging strikes on just 66 pitches, and finishes his first cup of coffee with an 11:2 K:BB in 13.2 innings. He's not a prospect -- he's 28 and has bounced around to five different organizations -- but the Reds are going to need guys to eat innings next year and McGuire may be in that mix.
McGuire (0-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Brewers. He allowed six runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out five over three innings.
McGuire displayed some early jitters in his first big-league start, giving up four runs in the opening frame on a walk and four hits, including a three-run home run off the bat of Domingo Santana. Two more runs came across in the third inning on a costly Scooter Gennett throwing error before McGuire was pulled for a pinch hitter in the top of the fourth. He'll get an opportunity to end his season on a positive note in his upcoming scheduled start against the Cubs on Sunday.
McGuire will make his first major-league start Tuesday against the Brewers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Rookie Davis was originally scheduled to take the mound Tuesday against the Brewers, but he has been shut down for the season with a hip impingement. His injury now opens up an avenue for McGuire to join the starting rotation over the final days of the regular season. The 28-year-old has tossed 5.2 innings of scoreless relief for the Reds in September and held a solid 2.79 ERA over 168 innings with Double-A Pensacola prior to his contract selection earlier this month. He'll face a tough matchup at hitter-friendly Miller Park on Tuesday, so he can comfortably be left off the fantasy radar.
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|2011||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||7||4||2.77||19||18||0||0||0||104.0||89||38||32||9||6||38||102|
|2011||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||2||1||4.50||4||3||1||0||0||20.0||20||10||10||4||1||7||22|
|2012||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||5||15||5.88||28||28||0||0||0||144.0||162||103||94||22||6||62||97|
|2013||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||9||10||4.86||27||26||1||0||0||157.1||148||90||85||12||4||59||143|
|2014||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||2||4||8.05||7||6||0||0||0||34.2||49||32||31||5||0||16||16|
|2014||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||3||4||2.98||10||10||0||0||0||60.1||58||28||20||3||3||17||47|
|2015||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||5||4||3.84||12||9||0||0||0||65.2||70||30||28||6||3||17||53|