Miller is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Miller picked up a start at third base in both of the past two games, smacking a home run and driving in three runs between the contests. Now that Maikel Franco has recovered from his groin injury, he'll take back his usual duties at the hot corner while Miller returns to his normal bench role.
Miller was traded from the Yankees to the Phillies on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Miller is expected to join the Phillies in Atlanta this weekend. The 29-year-old utility man was slashing .294/.399/.596 with 10 homers and a stolen base through 41 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before being acquired by Philadelphia. Miller figures to provide the Phillies with a left-handed bat off the bench.
Miller signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Monday. The veteran infielder became a free agent after he was designated for assignment by the Indians on Wednesday, clearing the way for the Yankees to pick him up on a minor-league deal as a depth move with the team currently depleted by injuries. Miller slashed .250/.325/.417 in 13 games with Cleveland, and could get called up at some point in the event of another injury or if Tyler Wade continues to struggle at the plate.
Miller cleared waivers and elected free agency Wednesday. Miller will look for major-league opportunities elsewhere after being designated for assignment and subsequently passing through waivers untouched. The 29-year-old appeared in 13 games for the Indians prior to being removed from their 40-man roster, slashing .250/.325/.417 with a homer, a stolen base and four RBI in those contests.
Miller was designated for assignment by the Indians on Sunday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the series finale. Miller was booted from the roster to make room for the return of Jason Kipnis (calf), who's set to join the team in Seattle. Miller could conceivably get scooped up by another big-league team while on waivers, considering his versatility and the fact that he's gotten off to a decent start in 2019. He's batting .250 with a home run, four RBI and a stolen base over 13 games.
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