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Deck McGuire | Relief Pitcher | #48

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (11) / TOR
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Blue Jays re-assigned RHPs Deck McGuire, Al Alburquerque, Rhiner Cruz, and Luis Santos, and LHP Chad Girodo to minor league camp.
McGuire rejoined the Blue Jays on a minor league deal over the winter and struck out 13 batters over 10 2/3 scoreless innings of work this spring. The 28-year-old figures to serve as rotation depth in Triple-A, though he could also be an option for the bullpen if a need arises. Mar 26 - 12:16 PM

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Deck McGuire worked a pair of scoreless innings out of the pen Wednesday against the Tigers.

McGuire had something of a breakthrough season in the Reds system last year before returning to his original organization on a minor league contract in November. He's up to six scoreless innings this spring, so he's in the running for a bullpen spot. However, if Joe Biagini is in the pen, the Jays might want to keep McGuire stretched out in Triple-A so that he can serve as a rotation alternative.
Mar 7 - 4:59 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP Deck McGuire to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

McGuire was a first-round flop with the Blue Jays after being taken 11th overall in 2010, so it's surprising that he would want back in. He's coming off his best season as a pro, going 9-9 with a 2.79 ERA and 170 strikeouts in 168 innings for Double-A Pensacola and then posting a 2.63 ERA in two starts and four relief appearances for the Reds in September. His stuff is fringy, and it still seems like a long shot that he'll have a significant major league career.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Deck McGuire has elected free agency.

The 28-year-old pitched well, posting a 2.63 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 11/2 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 innings for the Reds in 2017. It's a bit curious, given their utter lack of quality pitching depth, that the Reds couldn't find a spot for him on the 40-man roster.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 08:37:00 AM

Reds sent RHP Deck McGuire outright to Triple-A Louisville.

He's off the 40-man roster. McGuire posted a 2.63 ERA over six appearances -- two starts -- for the Reds this season.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 03:27:00 PM

Deck McGuire recorded his first major league victory by shutting out the Cubs for five innings on Sunday.

It's been a long road to the majors for the 28-year-old McGuire, a first-round flop of the Blue Jays in 2010 who is now pitching for his fifth organization. He pitched well in Double-A this year, posting a 2.79 ERA and a 170/57 K/BB ratio in 168 innings for Pensacola. In the majors, he allowed six runs -- four earned -- in 13 2/3 innings for the Reds. Time will tell if that's enough to keep him on the Reds' 40-man roster this winter.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:15:00 PM

Deck McGuire lasted just three innings Tuesday in Milwaukee, getting charged with six runs – four earned – in a loss.

McGuire hung one to Domingo Santana in the first inning and the outfielder launched a no-doubt, three-run homer. The right-hander threw 83 pitches over his three frames. McGuire probably isn’t going to get another start.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 11:17:00 PM

Deck McGuire will start for the Reds on Tuesday in Milwaukee.

McGuire is filling in for Rookie Davis (hip). The 28-year-old is unscored upon in four relief appearances since his promotion earlier this month, but fantasy owners should steer clear of him.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 11:08:00 AM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Deck McGuire from Double-A Pensacola.

McGuire, a former first-round pick of the Blue Jays, posted a promising 2.79 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 170/57 K/BB ratio across 168 innings this season at the Double-A level. This will be the first taste of the majors for the 28-year-old right-hander. He'll presumably work in long relief.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 02:36:00 PM

Cardinals signed RHP Deck McGuire to a minor league contract.

McGuire registered a 3.69 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 119/36 K/BB ratio in 136 2/3 innings this year between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City -- affiliates of the Dodgers. He probably won't see any action at the major league level for a Cardinals team that is stocked with high quality arms.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Athletics sent RHP Deck McGuire outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the addition of Adam Dunn. McGuire has had a rough year at the Triple-A level this season, posting a 5.10 ERA with just 101 strikeouts over 150 innings.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Deck McGuire from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations; optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

McGuire, who was designated for assignment last week, was the No. 11 overall pick in 2010 but hasn't developed as hoped. The 25-year-old has put up a 4.21 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 115 1/3 innings this season between Double- and Triple-A.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 02:22:00 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Deck McGuire for assignment.

McGuire, the 11th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft, had an underwhelming 4.21 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 115 1/3 innings this season between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo. He may draw interest on waivers.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Deck McGuire from Double-A New Hampshire.

McGuire is now on Toronto's 40-man roster and is protected from December's Rule 5 Draft. A former first round pick from 2010, the 24-year-old had a 4.86 ERA and 143/59 K/BB ratio over 157 1/3 innings in Double-A this past season.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Blue Jays agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Deck McGuire.

McGuire will receive a $2 million signing bonus from the club. The 21-year-old right-hander was selected out of Georgia Tech with the No. 11 pick. He doesn't project as a front-end starter in the major leagues, but he was one of the safer arms available on draft day.
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 12:47:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Lourdes Gurriel
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Teoscar Hernandez
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Danny Barnes
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Seung Hwan Oh
6Tyler Clippard
7John Axford