Miller was released by the Brewers on Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Miller got off to a good start with the Brewers, but he posted just a .480 OPS over his final 18 games with the club, so the team decided to remove him from the active roster, and now the two sides will part ways altogether. Miller owns a respectable .724 OPS at the big-league level this year, so now that he has cleared waivers, he figures to hook on somewhere.
Miller was designated for assignment Saturday. This was a pretty obvious move to make room for the newly acquired Mike Moustakas on both the 40-man and 25-man rosters. Miller, 28, is hitting .248/.311/.413 with seven home runs in 254 plate appearances this season and could very well be changing organizations in the coming days.
Miller is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates. The lefty-hitting Miller will sit for the third straight game against a right-handed pitcher, with Brewers manager Craig Counsell tabbing Hernan Perez for the start at second base against Pirates hurler Joe Musgrove. Though Milwaukee will have an opening at the keystone temporarily after Jonathan Villar (thumb) was moved to the disabled list Sunday, Miller may have fallen behind Perez in the pecking order after recording just two hits in 23 at-bats over his last nine games.
Miller is out of the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Pirates. Miller will head to the bench after an 0-for-3, two-strikeout showing in the first game of the twin bill. Jonathan Villar will take over at second base.
Miller is not in the lineup Friday against the Pirates. Miller has moved into a fairly regular role for the Brewers, starting six of the last 10 games at second base, though he has just a pair of hits in his last 18 at-bats so that situation could be about to change. Jonathan Villar starts at second base Friday.