Deck McGuire

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Deck McGuire
Oakland Athletics
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 with the Oakland Athletics 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.


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