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Brewers Sign Pair Of Minor League Pitchers

The Milwaukee Brewers have re-signed RHP R.J. Seidel and signed LHP Brad Mills to minor league deals, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.


Seidel, 26, was taken by the Brewers in the 16th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of La Crosse Central High School in Wisconsin. He went 8-2 with a 0.99 ERA during his senior year. In 2013, Seidel made eight appearances as a reliever in Double-A Huntsville, assembling a 4.85 ERA, before moving up to Triple-A, where he pitched almost exclusively as a starter. In 18 appearances (14 starts), Seidel went 2-4 with a 4.64 ERA. He also gave up a whopping 12 home runs in 75.2 innings.

Mills, 28, spent the entire 2013 season in Triple-A with Round Rock Express (Texas Rangers), making 17 starts and going 7-5 with a 3.87 ERA. He was granted his release by the Rangers in August in order to sign with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese Pacific League. But he started just one game for the Buffaloes, giving up three earned runs in 2.2 innings.

Mills last appeared in the majors in 2012 with the Los Angeles Angels. For his career, he has appeared in 15 major league games (10 starts) with the Toronto Blue Jays and Angels and has an ERA of 7.76.

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  • Tommy2cat

    Thoughtful analysis. SA is difficult to grade because he came into an horrific situation in his first year as Met GM. His father had just passed away and the Madoff mess was in full swing, and somehow, Sandy kept it together.

    In his first year, he made wise incremental improvements by releasing Maine, Perez & Castillo and adding Capuano & Paulino, who had a nice first half. The Beltran trade, which netted Zach Wheeler, was a stroke of GM genius as Sandy dug his heals in until he got an A+ pitching prospect.

    The Reyes situation was not handled well, if it was dictated by the Wilpons desire to protect gate receipts, Sandy should have insisted that either they trade Jose or make room financially to secure him. They did neither and, unfortunately, Sandy’s holding the bag. He must feel like Jim Duquette…

    You mention that another team can come in and outbid the Mets for DW – not possible as he’s not in his walk year. By all means necessary, the Mets need to retain Wright as his value to the organization is similar to Tom Seaver’s. He’s like a landmark that needs to be protected and preserved. It’s THAT important.

    Throughout much of last season, I was begging the Mets to trade Daniel Murphy as part of a package to net Toronto’s Travis d’Arnaud or Jake Marisnick, catching and OF prospects, respectively. My attitude about Murph has changed. Once he settled into his 2nd base position, his fielding and hitting improved. Murphy also can play the corner infield positions competently, so he carries value beyond 2nd base. He’s a character guy. Daniel Murphy is a keeper.

    As for our pitching, if it works, don’t fix it. Dickey, Niese, Harvey & Gee need to stay. We clearly do not know what we have with Santana, other than it is his last season in a Met uniform. It would be nice to bring Big Pelf back. I have a strong personal bias in his favor, as he joined my family in the NY Met dugout before a game in 2010 when my son was honored for pitching a perfect game. Our rotation is sound.

    The bullpen can grow from within with the emergence of Mejia, Familia, Edgin & Carson, who will join Francisco & Parnell. I’d like to see us bring back Takahashi, who is now available and who should never have been permitted to leave. Clearly, Sandy dropped the ball on Takahashi, who filled in so many different roles so well.

    As for the outfield – Hairston’s emergence was a pleasant surprise. I really hope he returns this year, as he may be poised to build off last season’s success. Patience is required with Lucas Duda. I haven’t given up on him. Until money clears up in 2014, I’d like to see Turner (love that guy) gets some reps in left field to broaden his utility role. Baxter is a great 5th outfielder. I am a Captain KIrk fan and believe he will return to perform better his 2nd time around. It’s been his history at every level.

    We’ll be quite competitive next year, with the glass half full and rising.

  • MikeLecolant.BTB

    Great response Tommy. Thanks for putting so much time into your comment. The David Wright detail just got caught in the swirl of my thoughts. Of course, this is his last season under contract. If the Mets do not re-sign him over the winter, and let him play 2013 without an extension, my feeling is he will be as good as gone. If not signed, the 2013 trade deadline may come and go without him being moved. But if he is still here in September, I believe he will leave for being slighted. The Reyes situation was handled horribly, and we should be looking above Sandy’s head on that one.