OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-handed pitcher Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations, the team announced today. McGuire will be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.
McGuire is 6-9 with a 4.21 ERA in 20 starts between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo. McGuire, 25, began the season with New Hampshire and was 3-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 10 starts before he was promoted to Buffalo, where he went 3-5 with a 5.56 ERA. The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder was selected in the first round, 11th overall, by Toronto in the 2010 draft.