Miller is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Miller headed into the weekend having made four consecutive starts for the Phillies, but he'll be on the bench for the second time in three days as the team closes out the series in Atlanta. The recent returns of Jean Segura from the 10-day injured list and Bryce Harper from a minor wrist injury appear to have pushed Miller back into a reserve role.
Miller went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run Tuesday against the Brewers.
Miller made his lone hit of the contest count when he smacked a home run off southpaw Eric Lauer to right field. With the Phillies missing Jean Segura (quadriceps), Miller has gotten more regular playing time and now has three long balls on the season. However, Segura just began a rehab assignment, and his return will likely cut significantly into Miller's presence in the lineup moving forward.
Miller went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Miller led off for the third consecutive game and delivered a game-tying two-run homer in the fifth frame. It was his second home run of the campaign. After a brief absence due to a neck injury, Miller has collected one hit in four consecutive games, though Wednesday's long ball was his first extra-base hit in that span. For the season, Miller is hitting .344/.382/.531 with five runs scored and five RBI across 34 plate appearances.
Miller (neck) will lead off and play left field Monday against the Cardinals.
Miller finds himself starting for the first time since getting scratched Friday with neck stiffness, though he did appear off the bench in Sunday's contest. He'll start in place of Andrew McCutchen, who could begin to sit more frequently if he can't turn his .154/.300/.231 slash line around.
Miller (neck) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Since delivering a four-hit game Wednesday against the Giants, Miller has yet to rejoin the lineup while battling neck soreness. Nick Maton will pick up another start at second base Sunday, though Miller will likely be available off the bench even as he continues to manage the injury.
MIller (neck) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Rockies but is expected to be available off the bench, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Miller was expected to be in Friday's lineup before being replaced by Nick Maton due to a stiff neck. Maton will make another start at the keystone Saturday, but Miller could appear as a pinch hitter.
Miller was scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against Colorado due to neck stiffness, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Miller was replaced by Nick Maton as the second baseman for Friday's matchup against the Rockies. It's not yet clear whether Miller will be forced to miss additional time as a result of his neck issue.
Miller has been scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies for an unspecified reason, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
It's not yet clear whether Miller's removal from the lineup is due to an injury, but Nick Maton will start at second base and bat seventh Friday. Miller had started in each of the last two contests and gone 5-for-9 with a home run, three runs, three RBI and two strikeouts during that time.
Miller went 4-for-5 with two runs scored during Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Giants.
The 31-year-old had only three hits all season entering Wednesday's contest, but he pounded out four singles during the series finale. Miller should continue to see extended playing time with Jean Segura (quadriceps) landing on the 10-day injured list.
Miller went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's 10-7 loss to the Giants.
Miller missed on a big run-scoring opportunity in the first when he grounded into a bases-loaded 4-6-3 double play to end the inning. The 31-year-old redeemed himself his next time up after sending a three-run drive deep to right to put the Phillies up 4-0. The long ball was his first of the season and just his third hit overall in 14 at-bats, as he's spent the majority of the early campaign filling a bench role.
Miller (oblique) will start at first base and bat seventh Tuesday against the Mets, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The Phillies limited Miller's exposure to defensive work late in spring training while he battled a right oblique strain, but he was able to avoid a stint on the injured list to begin the season. Though he didn't start any of Philadelphia's first four games, he received an at-bat off the bench in each contest. He'll now get the opportunity to make his first start with Philadelphia while everyday first baseman Rhys Hoskins gets a rare day off.
Miller (oblique) will serve as the Phillies' designated hitter and will bat seventh in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Miller will be back in the Phillies' spring lineup for the first time since March 10 after an oblique injury kept him sidelined for nearly three weeks. Since the Phillies are breaking him back in as a DH rather than in the field, Miller may not be back to 100 percent yet, but he still seems to have a decent chance of being included on the Opening Day roster.
Miller's oblique injury is a relatively mild strain which won't necessarily rule him out for Opening Day, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Miller suffered the injury Saturday. He'll be reevaluated later in the week, at which point his timeline should become more clear. He's expected to be one of the Phillies' top bench players this season. If he's forced to miss the start of the campaign, that could be good news for one of the team's lesser utility options such as C.J. Chatham, Ronald Torreyes or Nick Maton.
Miller could require an MRI after he was unable to play in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers due to a right oblique injury, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Miller said Sunday that the injury was something that had been bothering him throughout the spring, but it wasn't until Saturday that the pain was significant enough for him to ask out of the lineup. The Phillies plan to give him a few days of rest with the hope that's enough to resolve the issue, but if not, Miller will likely be sent in for further diagnostic tests. The 31-year-old is competing for a role this spring as a left-handed bat off the Philadelphia bench.
Miller suffered a ribcage injury Saturday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
It's not yet clear how much time Miller is expected to miss, but the Phillies should have a better idea soon as he's been sent for tests. Miller signed a major-league deal in February and should fill an important role off the bench if healthy, but even a minor setback at this stage of spring could send him to the injured list to start the year.
Miller agreed to a one-year contract with the Phillies on Friday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
The 31-year-old had an .808 OPS in 48 games for the Cardinals in 2020, a downturn from the .941 OPS he posted in 130 PAs for Philly the year before. Miller provides strong infield depth behind Jean Segura at second base and Alec Bohm at third base, though most of his appearances with St. Louis came as the designated hitter. He's unlikely to have an everyday role with the universal DH still in limbo for the National League in 2021.
Miller is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 1 of the Cardinals' wild-card series with the Padres, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
The Cardinals are squaring off against a right-handed pitcher (Chris Paddack) in Game 1, so the lefty-hitting Miller's exclusion from the lineup suggests he may have lost hold of a large-side platoon role after an extended slump to finish out the regular season. While his .808 OPS over his 48 games in 2020 was solid enough, Miller faded badly after his big two-homer, seven-RBI game on Sept. 1. From thereon, Miller slashed .165/.275/.316 with three home runs, seven RBI and a 34.1 percent strikeout rate.
Miller is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Miller and fellow lefty batter Matt Carpenter will take a seat Sunday, as Cardinals manager Mike Shildt goes with a lineup consisting of eight right-handed or switch-hitting players to counter southpaw Brett Anderson. Tyler O'Neill will serve as St. Louis' designated hitter in Miller's stead.
Miller is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Brewers, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Miller is 3-for-9 with two doubles in his past three games but will take a seat for Friday's matinee. Dexter Fowler will serve as the designated hitter while Tyler O'Neill, Harrison Bader and Dylan Carlson start from left to right in the outfield.
Miller isn't starting Wednesday against the Royals.
Miller broke out of a slump Tuesday as he reached base twice while plating a run in the win. He'll take a breather Wednesday with Rangel Ravelo serving as the designated hitter.
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|2017||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||4||11||1||3||3||0||0||0||2||2||0||0||.273||.385||.545|
|2018||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||8||27||4||5||0||0||1||2||3||9||1||0||.185||.258||.296|
|2018||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||2||6||2||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||.333||.429||.333|