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Posts Tagged ‘Beau Mills.’

Reds acquire 1B/3B Mills from Indians in minor league trade

 

The Cleveland Indians expected a great deal out of Beau Mills, but that is usually the case with a  First-round Draft pick. After all, he was the 13th overall pick of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. The first baseman/third baseman’s play didn’t satisfy the front office, so he has been dealt to MLB team in southwest Ohio.

Beau Mills (courtesy of Columbus Clippers)

Cleveland traded Mills to Cincinnati in exchange for cash in a Minor League deal on Thursday, June 21.  Mills has been assigned to Double-A Pensacola in the Reds’ organization. Mills had start the 2012 MiLB season with the Columbus Clippers of the Triple-A International League.

This season, Mills as a designated hitter/first baseman,  he batted  just .197 with seven homers and 21 RBIs in 39 games for Triple-A Columbus. He can also play third base.  Mills’ production caused him to fall to third on the Indians organizational depth chart behind Matt LaPorta and Russ Canzler at first base for the Clippers.

In six minor league seasons with the Indians organization, the 25-year-old Mills hit .267 with 76 home runs and 375 RBI’s.

 

Info compiled from Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Radio & TV news

 

Grand slam by Mills gives Clippers 80th win, 7-6 over Red Sox

 

Beau Mills (file photo)

The Columbus Clippers, clearly the best team in the IL this season, now has 80 wins on the season thanks to one of their newer and younger players.

Beau Mills belted a grand slam with two outs in the top of the eighth inning to lead the team to a 7-5 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island on Thursday night.

Columbus trailed 4-3 but were able to put two runners on second and third with no outs against Red Sox reliever Scott Atchison (6-2) in the eighth.

With one out, Travis Buck was walked intentionally.

After a strikeout for the second out of the eighth, Mills, who was having a bad road trip at 1-for-10, hit a 1-1 pitch over the wall in right field. It was his third homer since being called up from Double-A Akron on July 22.

Columbus starting pitcher Zach McAllister (10-3) allowed four runs, all in the second inning, and seven hits, with five strikeouts in seven innings. He became the third IL pitcher to reach 10 wins this season.

Josh Judy pitched a scoreless ninth for his 21st save.

 

Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers

Beau Mills selected as Indians Minor League Player of the Week

 

Beau Mills (courtesy of Akron Aeros)

The Cleveland Indians have selected Akron Aeros first baseman Beau Mills as their Minor League Player of the Week for the week of July 10-16.

The Indians weekly select a player in their developmental system for their play during the previous week.

This past week, the 24-year-old Mills, hit .588 (10-17) with 5 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBI’s as he hit safely in all 5 games for the Double-A Aeros while compiling a .667 on-base percentage and a 1.118 slugging percentage (1.785 OPS). He was also named the Eastern League Player of the Week.

Mills, who did not begin the 2011 season until the middle of May after suffering Achilles tendonitis in spring training, is having a good season at .308 (66-218) with 34 runs scored, 16 doubles, a triple, 9 homers, 44 RBI’s in 58 games.

The son of current Houston Astros manager Brad Mills, Beau was the Indians first round selection (13th overall) in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho. In 2010 at Double-A Akron, Ohio, he batted .241 with 10 home runs and 72 RBI’s in 113 games.

 

Info compiled from Cleveland Indians & Akron Aeros