Miller made his Grapefruit League debut in a tie with the Marlins on Monday, getting credited with a hold despite allowing two earned runs on two walks and a wild pitch while also recording a strikeout over two-thirds of an inning.
Miller also conceded a stolen base, while one of the two runs he allowed came on a sacrifice fly. Despite the ugly line, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports the combination of Miller's well-established track record and the fact that his actual performance looked better than the final numbers left manager Mike Shildt satisfied with the veteran lefty's first Grapefruit League appearance. "Ball was going out pretty well, some good sliders, some close misses," Shildt said. "It was a good box to check, get him out there and get his feet in the dirt."