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A’s acquire former Fisher Cats pitcher McGuire from Toronto

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Toronto Blue Jays sent minor league right-hander Deck McGuire to the Oakland Athletics for cash yesterday.

The A’s said that McGuire will be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.

The 25-year-old McGuire is 6-9 with a 4.21 ERA in 20 starts for Triple-A Buffalo and Double-A New Hampshire. The 6-foot-6 McGuire was picked 11th overall by Toronto in the 2010 draft. He spent the 2011, ’12 and ’13 seasons and the start of the ’14 season with the Fisher Cats, going 19-30 with a 4.92 ERA in 69 games (67 starts).

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