Deck McGuire

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Deck McGuire
Los Angeles Dodgers
Born: (1989-06-23) June 23, 1989 (age 25)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

William Deck McGuire (born June 23, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.


McGuire played college baseball at Georgia Tech.[1] While at Georgia Tech, McGuire was named to the 2009 All-America First Team by Collegiate Baseball, the 2009 All-America Second Team by Baseball America, the 2008 Freshman All-America First Team by Collegiate Baseball, and was the 2009 ACC Pitcher of the Year.[2]

McGuire was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.[3][4] He made his professional debut that season with the Dunedin Blue Jays.[5] He made his Double-A debut for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on July 27, 2011. He pitched 7 innings, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits, with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts in a 17–3 win over the New Britain Rock Cats. McGuire was promoted from Advanced-A Dunedin, after posting a 7–4 record with 102 strikeouts and a 2.75 ERA over 19 appearances and 104.2 innings pitched.[6]

On November 20, 2013, the Blue Jays added McGuire to their 40-man roster.[7] On March 10, 2014, he was optioned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. McGuire was designated for assignment on July 17, 2014, to make room for Brad Mills.[8]

On July 24, 2014, McGuire was traded to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations.[9] Up to the trade, he had posted a 5.56 ERA in his first trip to Triple-A.[10] He was optioned to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. When the Athletics acquired Adam Dunn on August 31, McGuire was designated for assignment and assigned outright to Sacramento. McGuire was released from the Athletics organization before the start of the 2015 season.[11] He was subsequently signed to a minor league contract by the Los Angeles Dodgers[12] and was assigned to the AA Tulsa Drillers to start the season.[13]


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