Rangers designated hitter Brad Miller is not in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Astros.
Miller logged just two plate appearances before being replaced by Mitch Garver on Monday and will start Tuesday's contest on the bench. The lefty-swinging DH has had a decent season in a small sample, hitting .226 with a hefty 15.5% walk rate and a .702 OPS across just 64 trips to the plate due to an oblique injury.
Rangers slugger Brad Miller went 0-for-2 and played first base in a rehab game with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.
Miller injured himself in the batting cage on June 2 while his IL stint is retroactive to May 31. The lefty-swinging veteran struggled to a .208 average with one homer and a .637 OPS across 22 games prior to hitting the shelf.
Texas Rangers utility player Brad Miller is in Monday's starting lineup versus the Royals.
Miller didn't start Sunday night against Astros lefty Framber Valdez but will get the starting nod against Royals right-hander Jordan Lyles on Monday. Miller is hitting .250 with one homer on the season, although his 14.3% BB% has propped up his OPS to a rather solid .774 mark through 28 trips to the plate. He is in search of his first home run since Opening Day.
Brad Miller went 1-for-4 with one run scored, two RBIs, and a home run in Thursday's 11-7 Opening Day win over the Phillies.
The veteran utility man was batting eighth in this one as the designated hitter. The righty-killer should find himself in the lineup most days as part of a strong side platoon, and depending on what platform you play on, could offer some interesting positional versatility. Keep tabs on him on the watchlist for now, but there is no need to roster him just yet unless you are in a deep AL-only league.
Brad Miller is expected to be placed on the injured list Friday with a hip injury.
It is likely that this will open a roster spot for Josh Jung. The veteran is hitting just .212 this season with seven home runs.