Alec Mills

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Alec Mills
Alec Mills on June 24, 2016.jpg
Mills with the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2016
Chicago Cubs – No. 24
Pitcher
Born: (1991-11-30) November 30, 1991 (age 27)
Clarksville, Tennessee
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 18, 2016, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through September 24, 2018)
Win–loss record0–1
Earned run average4.74
Strikeouts23
Teams

Alec Thomas Mills (born November 30, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Kansas City Royals.

Career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Mills attended Montgomery Central High School in Clarksville, Tennessee. Mills played college baseball at the University of Tennessee at Martin.[1]

Kansas City Royals[edit]

After his junior year of college, the Kansas City Royals selected Mills in the 22nd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] He signed with the Royals and made his professional debut with the Idaho Falls Chukars. He spent 2013 with the Lexington Legends, 2014 with Idaho Falls and Lexington and 2015 with the Wilmington Blue Rocks.[2] The Royals added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[3]

Mills began the 2016 season with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Class AA Texas League.[4] The Royals promoted Mills to the major leagues on May 18,[5] and he made his major league debut that day. On February 8, 2017, Mills was designated for assignment by the Royals.[6]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

On February 8, 2017, the Royals traded Mills to the Chicago Cubs for minor leaguer Donnie Dewees.[7]

On August 24, 2018, Mills was called up to start his first MLB game for injured Tyler Chatwood against the Cincinnati Reds. He also got his first hit in the same game. [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Montgomery Central product drafted[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Alec Mills keeps climbing in the Kansas City Royals system - Baseball Essential". 31 October 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2015-11-18.
  3. ^ "Rockies' John Axford designated for assignment". MLB.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  4. ^ "Texas notes: Mills making most of his shot | MiLB.com". Archived from the original on 2016-05-18. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  5. ^ "Royals summon pitcher Alec Mills as 26th player for doubleheader". Archived from the original on 2016-06-25.
  6. ^ Adams, Steve (February 8, 2017). "Royals Designate Alec Mills For Assignment". mlbtraderumors.com. Archived from the original on 2017-02-09. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Royals acquire Dewees in exchange for Mills". MLB.com. February 8, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-02-11. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "Cubs place Tyler Chatwood on DL, select Alec Mills to pitch Friday". chicagotribune.com. August 24, 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-08-24. Retrieved August 24, 2018.

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