Former Gonzaga pitcher Wyatt Mills optioned to Triple-A by Kansas City Royals

It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for former Gonzaga Bulldogs pitcher Wyatt Mills. First, Mills was recalled by the Royals on Friday in place of Daniel Mengden.

The sidearm right-hander then tossed two perfect innings in a game on Saturday against the Tigers, lowering his season ERA to 4.60. But the Royals needed to clear a roster spot for Sunday’s starting pitcher, Max Castillo, so Mills was quickly sent back down to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

Mills made his major league debut with the Seattle Mariners back during the 2021 season, appearing in 11 games and posting a 9.95 ERA. He began the 2022 season in Seattle, appearing in eight games at the big league level before getting traded to Kansas City in a deal for veteran first baseman Carlos Santana.

Mills is one of three Gonzaga alumni in the major leagues this season, along with Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales and Guardians pitcher Eli Morgan.

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