It's obvious what happened. Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane and Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin sat down with each other recently for a screening of the original "Robocop" and it inspired them to make a trade.

And that deal is Milwaukee sending left-hander Brad Mills to Oakland for "cash considerations." And the amount of money was $1 billion $1 million $100,000 $1.

One dollar.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports had the scoop Tuesday night. Word is, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports, the A's will move Mills into their starting rotation after Drew Pomeranz punched a chair and broke his hand after a rough outing.

Mills, 29, has a 7.76 ERA in 53 1/3 major league innings over three stints with the Blue Jays and (for one start in 2012) the Angels. But his numbers at Class AAA Nashville this season have been spectacular: A 1.56 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 75 innings with fewer than one baserunner per inning allowed over 14 games, including 12 starts.