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Free-agent pitcher Shelby Miller has agreed to a non-roster deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to MLB insider Mark Feinsand.
Miller opted out of the 2020 season and pitched to an 8.59 ERA with the Rangers in 44 innings in 2019. He broke out as a young pitcher with the Cardinals and later had success with the Atlanta Braves, as well, but he has dealt with injuries and has not pitched a full season since 2015.
Shelby Miller informed the Brewers that he has opted out of the 2020 season.
Miller had been at the Brewers' alternate training site. The former top prospect had signed a minor-league deal with Milwaukee over the offseason. He joins Lorenzo Cain as players to opt out for the Brewers mid-season.
Free agent pitcher Shelby Miller has agreed to a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, according to a report from MLB insider Ken Rosenthal. Miller was released by the Texas Rangers last week.
Miller has an 8.59 ERA and a WHIP near 2.00 on the season, so he will have to pitch well enough in the minor leagues for the Brewers to consider calling him up to the big league squad. Miller had a few solid seasons early in his MLB career but has struggled to stay healthy since throwing more than 200 innings in 2015.
The Rangers released Miller two days after designating him for assignment.
Miller's stint in the Lone Star State was an unmitigated disaster, as the 28-year-old right-hander posted an 8.59 ERA while surrendering eight home runs in just 44 innings with a nearly even strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Shelby Miller allowed eight runs on seven hits, two walks, and one strikeout through 1 2/3 innings pitched on Tuesday against Kansas City.
Miller was beyond awful once again the loss, none of the eight runs he allowed came to errors or homers which makes the outing even more wild. He's got a 9.51 ERA and 2.11 WHIP, it's unknown how long he'll last in the rotation with these starts.