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Brad Mills (pitcher)

Brad Mills
Oakland Athletics
Born: (1985-03-05) March 5, 1985
Mesa, Arizona
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 18, 2009 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 4–4
Earned run average 8.15
Strikeouts 70
WHIP 1.77

Bradley Aaron Mills (born March 5, 1985) is an American Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Oakland Athletics and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Orix Buffaloes.


  • College, draft, and minor-league career 1
  • Professional career 2
    • Toronto Blue Jays 2.1
    • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2.2
    • Texas Rangers 2.3
    • Orix Buffaloes 2.4
    • Milwaukee Brewers 2.5
    • Oakland Athletics 2.6
    • Second stint with Toronto Blue Jays 2.7
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

College, draft, and minor-league career

Mills pitched collegiately for the AAA Las Vegas 51s for 2009, Mills at the time of his promotion was leading the team in innings pitched with 76.1, and had a 1–8 record, a 4.48 ERA, and 65 strikeouts. [2]

Professional career

Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays had suffered a string of injuries to many of their pitchers from early 2009 onwards, leading to several promotions from within their minor-league system. On June 17, Mills' contract was purchased by the Blue Jays. On June 18, 2009, he made his major league debut by taking over Casey Janssen's scheduled start on the road against the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies, giving up four earned runs in 3 23 innings.[3]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

On December 3, 2011, he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for catcher Jeff Mathis.[4][5] He made his only appearance for the Angels on July 8 and earned his 3rd career win, pitching five scoreless innings, with no walks and six strikeouts, and three hits allowed.[6]

Texas Rangers

On March 24, 2013, Mills was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers.[7][8] Mills was assigned to the Rangers' Triple-A team, the Round Rock Express of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), after clearing waivers.

Orix Buffaloes

Mills signed with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball on July 18, 2013.[9]

Milwaukee Brewers

On January 9, 2014, Mills signed a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.[10] Mills was assigned to the Nashville Sounds of the PCL, where in 12 starts, he was 4-2 with a 1.56 ERA.

Oakland Athletics

On June 17, 2014, Mills was traded to the

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)

External links

  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Blue Jays sneak by Phillies after Barajas' pinch-hit HR in 9th caps homerfest". Associated Press. June 18, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ Saxon, Mark (December 3, 2011). "Angels' Jeff Mathis to Jays for Brad Mills". Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ Spencer, Lyle (December 3, 2011). "Angels trade Mathis to Blue Jays for lefty Mills". Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Albert Pujols, Mike Trout go deep as Angels shut out O's". Associated Press. July 8, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (March 24, 2013). "Angels lose Mills on waivers to Texas". Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rangers claim Brad Mills off waivers". March 24, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "LHP Brad Mills Granted Release to Sign with Orix Buffaloes". July 18, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ Sorgi, Jay (January 9, 2014). "Brewers make minor league deals with two pitchers".  
  11. ^ "A's acquire LHP Brad Mills from Brewers".  
  12. ^ "A's LHP Pomeranz breaks right hand punching chair". Associated Press. June 17, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ Rosiak, Todd (June 17, 2014). "Brewers trade Brad Mills to the Oakland A's...for $1?". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
  14. ^ Gartland, Dan (June 17, 2014). "Athletics acquire pitcher Brad Mills for $1". Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  15. ^ "A's designate lefty Brad Mills for assignment". Associated Press. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  16. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (July 17, 2014). "Blue Jays claim LHP Mills from Athletics".  
  17. ^ "Jays claim Brad Mills off waivers from Oakland". Associated Press. July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  18. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (July 21, 2014). "Blue Jays' hurlers can't contain Red Sox in blowout". Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  19. ^ Adams, Steve (July 22, 2014). "Blue Jays To Designate Brad Mills For Assignment". Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Blue Jays promote top pitching prospect Sanchez". Associated Press. July 22, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  21. ^ Dakers, Tom (August 10, 2014). "Blue Jays send Ryan Goins to Buffalo". Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Brad Mills Statistics & History".  
  23. ^ "Tuesday Tidbits: Minor League Free Agents, Drew Hutchison, Blue Jays Roster Tree". Bluebird Banter. September 30, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  24. ^


Mills played baseball at the University of Arizona for four years.[24] Mills is not related to former Houston Astros Manager Brad Mills or his son Beau Mills.

Personal life

On July 17, Mills was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays.[16][17] After allowing 8 runs in 2 innings pitched during a 14–1 loss to the Boston Red Sox,[18] Mills was designated for assignment on July 22.[19][20] He cleared waivers on July 25, and was assigned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. On August 10, Mills was recalled from Triple-A.[21] After pitching in relief in Seattle on August 11, he was designated for assignment on August 12, and assigned outright to Buffalo on August 14. Altogether, Mills recorded a 27.00 ERA with 5 strikeouts in 413 innings for the Blue Jays in 2014.[22] He elected free agency after the season ended.[23]

Second stint with Toronto Blue Jays

[15], Mills picked up his first win as an Oakland Athletic. He was designated for assignment on July 7, after making 3 starts for Oakland and posting a 1–1 record with a 4.41 earned run average.New York Mets On June 25 against the [14].Boston Red Sox Mills joined the Athletics starting rotation immediately and made his first start for the A's on June 20 against the [13]

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