Rangers claim Brad Mills

According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.Com, the Rangers have claimed left-handed pitcher Brad Mills from the Angels. Mills is not likely to make the Rangers and he is out of options, meaning they’ll have to get him through waivers to get him to the Minors. The Rangers placed Neftali Feliz on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Mills on the 40-man roster.

The left-hander was 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA (6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R-ER, 1 BB, 2 SO) in 3 games/one start for the Angels this spring. He pitched 6.0 innings in a minor league game in his last outing on Thursday.

Mills spent most of 2012 at Triple-A Salt Lake, going 5-10, 5.86 in 21 games/19 starts. He made one spot start for Los Angeles, throwing 5.0 shutout innings on July 8 vs. Baltimore to earn his first major league victory since August 5, 2011. He was the first Angels pitcher to ever win a game in his only appearance of a season. The left-hander was acquired from Toronto for catcher Jeff Mathis on December 3, 2011.

Mills is 3-3, 7.76 in 15 games/10 games in his major league career with the Blue Jays and Angels. He pitched parts of three seasons for Toronto from 2009-11.

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