Brewers Sign Pitcher Shelby Miller to a Minor League Deal

Shelby Miller with the Diamondbacks. Photo by Christopher Szagola/Csm/Shutterstock

Milwaukee Brewers are adding one more pitcher to their roster just a week after signing Drew Smyly. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Brewers finalized a minor league deal that will get them veteran right-hander Shelby Miller.

Miller spent the first part of the 2019 MLB season with the Texas Rangers, playing 19 games with the organization and posting a 1-3 record with 8.59 ERA and 30 strikeouts. He was designated for assignment on July 1st and released by the Rangers several days later.

Shelby Miller started his MLB career with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he established himself as one of the exciting pitching prospects in the league. He was traded to Atlanta Braves prior to 2015 MLB season and continued with good performances that ended up earning him an All-Star Game thanks to the player balloting.

Miller started the following season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he spent the following three years. His time in Arizona, however, was marked with inconsistency and injury issues, and he never managed to find his All-Star form again.

During his time in MLB, Miller compiled a career record of 38–56 with 4.11 ERA and 622 strikeouts.