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June 27, 2021 07:52 AM
Pirates' Shelby Miller: Lands minor-league deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 1, 2021 12:48 PM
Shelby Miller: Cut loose by Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 27, 2021 08:40 PM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 9, 2021 05:48 PM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Dominant in rehab outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 24, 2021 03:40 PM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 14, 2021 08:24 PM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Knocked around in 2021 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 14, 2021 01:20 PM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Contract selected by Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 30, 2021 08:24 PM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Should still contribute this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 27, 2021 09:36 PM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

March 26, 2021 11:08 AM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Pushing for rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 16, 2021 11:56 PM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Pitching well this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 7, 2021 02:52 PM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Strikes out three Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 1, 2021 09:28 PM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Tosses scoreless inning Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller worked around two hits to pitch a scoreless inning in Monday's Cactus League game against the Padres. He struck out one.

Miller made his Cubs debut in the team's first game of the Cactus League slate. The 30-year-old opted out of the 2020 season in August after failing to make the Brewers' roster, and he struggled with an 8.59 ERA across 19 games (eight starts) with Texas back in 2019. He was invited to camp as a non-roster invitee and will have to pitch well this spring to get a shot with the Cubs, likely in a bullpen role.

January 18, 2021 10:32 AM
Cubs' Shelby Miller: Signs as non-roster invitee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Sunday as a non-roster invitee, Mark Feinsand of reports.

Miller didn't make the Brewers' Opening Day roster in 2020 and opted out of the season at the beginning of August. He'll get to compete at major-league spring training in 2021 and will attempt to earn a spot in the big leagues after struggling over the past several years. Miller made 24 appearances (12 starts) for the Diamondbacks and Rangers in 2018 and 2019, posting a 9.15 ERA and 1.98 WHIP over 60 innings during that time.

August 3, 2020 04:56 PM
Brewers' Shelby Miller: Opts out of 2020 season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller opted out of the 2020 season Monday.

Miller didn't make the Brewers' Opening Day roster and was working at the team's alternate training site in Appleton. However, he'll elect to sit out the remainder of the season in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The 29-year-old signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers during the offseason but should be ready to compete for a role with a major-league pitching staff ahead of the 2021 campaign.

July 23, 2020 01:44 PM
Brewers' Shelby Miller: Does not make Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller did not land a spot on the Brewers' Opening Day roster, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Miller had a shot to land one of the 30 spots on the Brewers' roster, but he was behind the eight ball after signing a minor-league deal over the offseason, and he did not do enough to force the Brewers to make a 40-man roster move. Miller figures to head to the Brewers' alternate training site and will still have a chance to pitch for the big club at some point this season.

February 24, 2020 08:52 AM
Brewers' Shelby Miller: Will likely open in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller is in the conversation for a spot in the Brewers' rotation but will likely open the season in the minors, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Brewers clearly like Miller, signing him to contracts both this year and last, but it seems they want to see him sustain success at the minor-league level before adding him to the big-league roster.

January 28, 2020 04:56 PM
Brewers' Shelby Miller: Signs minors deal with Milwaukee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller re-signed with the Brewers on Monday as a non-roster invitee.

Miller was quite a good starter early in his career, but things haven't gone his way over the last four seasons. He's posted a 6.89 ERA in 183 innings over that stretch when not recovering from Tommy John surgery. A fixed version of Miller would be an interesting late-round flyer in fantasy drafts, but there hasn't been any indication in recent seasons that he's on the cusp of returning to his previous form, so there's no particular reason to believe he'll even win a roster spot. In 44 innings for the Rangers last season, he posted an 8.59 ERA and a 30:29 K:BB. He was picked up by the Brewers on a minor-league deal in mid-July but was released in late August without having made a big-league appearance.

August 27, 2019 04:36 PM
Shelby Miller: Heads to open market
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller elected to become a free agent Tuesday.

Miller exercised the release clause in his minor-league deal, sending him to the open market. He posted a 4.79 ERA and 1.63 WHIP with a 20:16 K:BB over 20.2 innings during his time with Triple-A San Antonio.

July 12, 2019 01:20 AM
Brewers' Shelby Miller: Inks MiLB deal with Milwaukee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Miller was released by Texas on July 4 after accruing an 8.59 ERA and 1.98 WHIP with a 30:29 K:BB over 44 innings with the big-league club. He'll likely serve as organizational depth with the Brewers, though given Milwaukee's starting pitching woes this season, he could be a candidate to provide a spot start or even enter the rotation at some point.

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