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Top Shelby Miller News

  • Giants' Shelby Miller: Signs minor-league deal with Giants

    Miller signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Wednesday.

    Miller was let go by the Yankees last week but landed a minor-league deal with San Francisco a week later. The 31-year-old will report to Triple-A Sacramento to begin his time with his new organization.

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  • Shelby Miller: Released by Yankees

    Miller was released by the Yankees on Wednesday, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

    Miller began the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and posted a 2.14 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 21 innings over 16 relief appearances. He made 13 relief appearances between the Pirates and Cubs in 2021 and will seek out other opportunities after being released by the Yankees.

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  • Yankees' Shelby Miller: Doesn't make big-league roster

    Miller was assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.

    The Yankees signed Miller to a minor-league deal in late March, but he got into only one Grapefruit League game with the club. In that contest, the 31-year-old pitched a scoreless inning during which he gave up one hit and struck out one. Miller may need to impress in the minors to get a chance in the big leagues this season after posting a 9.24 ERA across 12.2 frames between the Pirates and Cubs in 2021.

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  • Yankees' Shelby Miller: Gets deal with Yankees

    Miller signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees on Sunday that includes an invitation to spring training.

    Miller split the 2021 season between Pittsburgh and Chicago. Across 12.2 innings in the majors, he was hit hard to the tune of a 9.24 ERA and 2.13 WHIP. It would be a surprise to see Miller earn a significant role with the big-league club out of spring training, though he could serve in a low-leverage bullpen role at some point during the season.

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  • Pirates' Shelby Miller: Takes first loss

    Miller (0-1) allowed a run on one hit in one inning to take the loss Friday versus the Cubs.

    The 30-year-old was given the ball for the sixth inning, but he allowed a solo home run to Frank Schwindel, and the Cubs were able to maintain that lead. Miller had posted a scoreless inning in his Pittsburgh debut Wednesday, but he wasn't able to limit the damage this time versus the team he started the year with. Given his declining performance since 2017, Miller is likely destined for a low-leverage role while in the big leagues.

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  • Pirates' Shelby Miller: Debut goes well

    Miller allowed one hit in a scoreless seventh inning during Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the White Sox. He struck out one batter.

    After giving up a leadoff double, Miller struck out Brian Goodwin and then got Leury Garcia to line out sharply into a double play to end the inning. Manager Derek Shelton has already said that Miller will pitch exclusively out of the bullpen, limiting opportunities for counting stats. At this point, the 30-year-old Miller is simply looking to impress evaluators heading into 2022.

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  • Pirates' Shelby Miller: Contract selected by Pirates

    Miller's contract was selected from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

    Miller made three relief appearances for the Cubs in April and allowed seven runs in two innings. He's performed better in the minors with a 2.96 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 24.1 innings across 13 appearances (four starts), and he'll pitch exclusively out of the bullpen for the Pirates, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

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  • Pirates' Shelby Miller: To be called up by Pirates

    Miller's contract will be selected by the Pirates prior to Tuesday's game against the White Sox, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Miller has struggled at the major-league level for several years now, as he owns a 7.15 ERA in 185 innings since the start of the 2016 season. He gave up seven runs on seven hits and five walks in just two innings of work for the Cubs earlier this season, but he's pitched well in 24.1 Triple-A innings this season, posting a 2.96 ERA and a 37.8 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Pirates' Shelby Miller: Lands minor-league deal

    Miller signed a minor-league contract with the Pirates on Saturday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Miller was released by the Cubs at the beginning of June after being designated for assignment, and he'll now report to Triple-A Indianapolis once he clears COVID-19 protocols. The right-hander made three starts for Triple-A Iowa this year and posted a 1.74 ERA and 0.99 WHIP over 10.1 innings.

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  • Shelby Miller: Cut loose by Cubs

    The Cubs released Miller on Monday.

    Miller presumably requested his release after he cleared waivers when the Cubs designated him for assignment last week. The 30-year-old right-hander shined during his three-start rehab assignment for Triple-A Iowa earlier this month, accruing a 1.74 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 15:6 K:BB in 10.1 innings. He shouldn't have much trouble landing a minor-league deal with another organization.

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  • Cubs' Shelby Miller: Designated for assignment

    The Cubs activated Miller from the 10-day injured list Wednesday and designated him for assignment, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Despite having pitched only two innings this season, Miller and his astronomical 31.50 ERA no longer have a place on the Cubs' pitching staff, which has improved significantly since the veteran landed on the injured list April 23. The righty has not pitched well the past three seasons, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see a pitching-needy team add him to provide innings out of the bullpen.

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  • Cubs' Shelby Miller: Dominant in rehab outing

    Miller (back) struck out five over three shutout innings Sunday in a rehab assignment at Triple-A Iowa. He allowed one baserunner on a walk in the 47-pitch appearance in what was ultimately a combined no-hitter for Iowa.

    Before he was placed on the 10-day injured list in late April with a back strain, Miller hadn't pitched more than an inning in any of his three appearances out of the Chicago bullpen. The fact that the Cubs were seemingly willing to turn Miller loose without restriction in his first rehab outing suggests he won't be in line for an extended stay in the minors. He'll likely get a few days to rest up from Sunday's outing before the Cubs decide whether to bring him back from the IL ahead of next weekend's series in Detroit.

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  • Cubs' Shelby Miller: Lands on injured list

    Miller was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a strain in his lower back, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    The 30-year-old surrendered seven runs over two innings after having his contract selected by the Cubs last week. Miller will be unavailable for at least 10 days, though it's unclear if he'll face a longer absence. Kyle Ryan was recalled from the alternate site in a corresponding move.

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  • Cubs' Shelby Miller: Knocked around in 2021 debut

    Miller allowed four earned runs on two hits and three walks without recording an out in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.

    After having his contract selected by the Cubs earlier in the day, this certainly wasn't the season debut Miller was hoping for. Adbert Alzolay was optioned to the team's alternate site to make room, but he should return over the weekend, which could bump Miller from the roster once again.

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  • Cubs' Shelby Miller: Contract selected by Cubs

    Miller's contract was selected by the Cubs on Wednesday, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Miller was reassigned to minor-league camp late in spring training this year, but manager David Ross was confident that the right-hander would still contribute in 2021. Adbert Alzolay was optioned to the Cubs' alternate training site Wednesday, so Miller will join the major-league club. Miller served as a swingman for the Rangers in 2019 and posted an 8.59 ERA and 1.98 WHIP in 44 innings during 19 appearances (eight starts). Miller will likely serve as a reliever for the Cubs going forward, while Alec Mills appears likely to serve as the team's fifth starter.

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  • Cubs' Shelby Miller: Should still contribute this season

    Chicago manager David Ross said Miller will "contribute to our team" this season, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

    Miller was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday, and he could opt out of the assignment at some point early in the season, but Ross said the righty will "pitch big innings for us." With the jump from 60 games in 2020 back to 162 games this season, teams will likely dip into their pitching depth to cover the innings without overworking starters. Miller's not on the fantasy radar right now, and his performance the past few seasons hasn't been great, but he could work his way into a regular role with the Cubs at some point.

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  • Cubs' Shelby Miller: Sent to minors

    Miller was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Miller was having a strong spring (1.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts across nine innings) and was in the mix for a bullpen spot, but the non-roster invitee will not break camp with the Cubs. The 30-year-old didn't pitch in the majors in 2020 and struggled in 2019 and 2018, so his recent track record didn't help his case. However, if Miller looks better in the minors, he could factor into Chicago's plans later in the season.

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  • Cubs' Shelby Miller: Pushing for rotation

    Miller is a possibility for a rotation spot due to his strong spring performance, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Kyle Hendricks, Jake Arrieta and Zach Davies will be the team's top three starters to begin the season, and it's been assumed that Trevor Williams and Alec Mills will round out the rotation, but manager David Ross has not confirmed that notion. Miller's strong spring performance (1.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts across nine innings) has kept him in the mix for the back of the rotation. Even if Miller doesn't make the cut as a starter, he could be a versatile bullpen option.

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  • Cubs' Shelby Miller: Pitching well this spring

    Miller has a 1.29 ERA and eight strikeouts across seven Cactus League innings so far.

    A non-roster invitee to camp, Miller has been making his case for an Opening Day roster spot. The 30-year-old likely won't be in the mix for a place in the rotation, but he could give the Cubs a long-relief option. Miller has mostly struggled with Arizona and Texas the past few years, and he didn't appear in the majors last season, but he did show some potential with St. Louis earlier in his career.

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  • Cubs' Shelby Miller: Strikes out three Saturday

    Miller allowed one run across two innings and picked up the win in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Brewers. He gave up two hits and struck out three.

    Miller is competing for a roster spot out of spring training, and he's now tossed three innings of one-run ball in Cactus League action with four strikeouts. The 30-year-old struggled mightily with an 8.59 ERA back in 2019, then didn't end up pitching in the majors during the condensed 2020 season, so it could be an uphill climb for him to make the team, but the Cubs are giving him a chance to prove himself.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Age: 31
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R