Mills was recalled by the Mariners on Wednesday.
Mills was sent down Tuesday, but he'll return to the major-league bullpen after right-hander Keynan Middleton (biceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Mills has made two relief appearances this year and has recorded a 6.75 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 2.2 innings.
Mills was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Tuesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
He provided some short-term bullpen depth, giving up two runs over 2.2 innings across two appearances in a three-day span. Aaron Fletcher was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.
Mills was recalled by the Mariners on Saturday.
Mills was sent to the alternate training site this spring after he allowed four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two in 1.2 innings across two Cactus League appearances. The right-hander will now be available to make his major-league debut, but he should mainly pitch in lower-leverage situations.
The Mariners optioned Mills to their alternate training site Tuesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Mills is expected to head to Triple-A Tacoma or Double-A Arkansas once the minor-league season gets underway. He finished the 2019 campaign at Arkansas, where he compiled a 4.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 52.2 innings out of the bullpen.
Mills' contract was selected by the Marines on Friday.
The move protects the 25-year-old righty from the Rule 5 draft. In 63.1 career innings at the Double-A level, Miller has struggled to a 5.26 ERA, though his combination of a 27.6 percent strikeout rate and 7.6 percent walk rate is perfectly respectable.
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|05/09||@ TEX||L 2-10||0.2||3||2||2||0|
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|05/03||vs BAL||L 3-5||1.2||2||2||1||2|
|05/01||vs LAA||L 5-10||1.0||0||0||0||0|
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