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Yankees Sign INF Miller to MiLB Contract



The New York Yankees have signed veteran infielder Brad Miller to a minor league contract.

Miller, 29, appeared in 13 games for the Cleveland Indians this season hitting .250/.325/.417 with three doubles, a home run, and four RBIs.  He played second base at all 13 games for the Indians before being designated for assignment on April 15 and electing free agency on April 17.  At the time of his release, Miller was among the top three hitters on the Indians.

Cleveland Indians second baseman Brad Miller fields the ball hit by Detroit Tigers’ Jeimer Candelario during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

In his major league career, he hit .240/.313/.409 in 693 games with the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland.  Miller has played all over the field throughout his seven-year career in the big leagues.  Most of his career was played at the shortstop position with 375 games played at there.  He played 169 games at second base, 75 games at first base, 36 games in the outfield, and seven games at third base.

In Miller’s minor league career, he hit .330/.406/.511 in 235 minor league games since being drafted by the Mariners in the second round of the 2011 draft out of Clemson University.  He has only played 16 games in the minor leagues since the 2014 season.



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