Cincinnati Reds DFA Pitcher With No-Hitter On MLB Resume

The Cincinnati Reds made the decision to designate right-handed pitcher Alec Mills for assignment.

Mills, who had primarily played for the Chicago Cubs in the major leagues, had been struggling in recent seasons, posting a 5.66 ERA over 136.2 innings of work in 2021-2022.

After being outrighted by the Cubs, Mills signed a minor league deal with the Reds.

Unfortunately, Mills's recent major league appearance with the Reds did not go as planned. In a long relief role during the Reds' 12-5 loss to the San Diego Padres, he struggled, allowing five runs (two earned) on four hits and one walk in just one inning of work.

As a result, the Reds decided to designate him for assignment, removing him from both the 40-man roster and the 26-man active roster.

Mills threw a no-hitter back in 2020 against the Milwaukee Brewers, striking out five while walking three in the Cubs' 12-0 victory.

Following the designation, the Reds now have seven days to determine the next course of action for Mills.

They can trade him, release him, or place him on waivers. If he clears waivers, the Reds have the option to outright him to Triple-A, where he can continue to work on his performance. However, Mills also has the choice to reject the assignment and become a free agent. Photo Credit: Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports