For a dollar, who can blame them? It’s a low-risk investment. You can’t even get decent coffee for a dollar anymore!
Mills had a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave the organization if another team put him on it’s 25 man active roster. Oakland did just that. The clause also stated the the Brewers did not have to receive compensation of any kind, so the dollar is kind of a favor. A nice gesture among General Managers.
Mills was 4-2 with a 1.56 ERA and 0.92 WHIP for Nashville this season in 14 appearances, 12 as a starter.
Word is that Oakland will put the 29 year old Mills directly into the rotation to replace Drew Pomeranz. Yeah, the same guy that used a wooden chair as a sparring partner and broke his hand. Mills’ first start with his new team will come tonight in Oakland against the Boston Red Sox.
Doubront struck out ten in just five innings in his last rehab start at AAA Pawtucket.
Mills was selected in the fourth round of the 2007 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He has compiled a 3-3 record with a 7.76 ERA in 15 major league appearances.
His last go-round in the majors was a spot start for the Los Angeles Angels in 2012.