Brewers Sign Pair Of Minor League Pitchers


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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.