Justin Miller (baseball, born 1987)

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Justin Miller
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1987-06-13) June 13, 1987 (age 27)
Bakersfield, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 2014 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
(through May 13, 2014)
Win–loss record 1–0
Earned run average 3.48
Strikeouts 5
Teams

Justin Ryan Miller (born June 13, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in the Texas Rangers organization.

Career[edit]

Miller played college baseball for Bakersfield College and Fresno State University. With the Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team, Miller was a member of the 2008 College World Series champions.[1][2][3]

Miller was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 16th round (483rd overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.[1][4] The Rangers added Miller to their 40-man roster after the 2011 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[5]

Miller was activated from the Rangers disabled list on June 12, 2013 and optioned to the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. He was released by the Rangers on September 1, 2013,[6] and signed by the Detroit Tigers later in the month.[7]

Miller was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[8] Miller started the 2014 season with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, where he allowed nine runs on 30 hits over 44 23 innings, with 12 walks and 39 strikeouts.[9]

The Tigers promoted Miller and he made his major league debut on April 18, 2014.[10] He was designated for assignment by the Tigers on August 30, 2014, to make room for Kyle Ryan on the 40-man roster. In eight appearances with the Detroit Tigers, Miller allowed seven runs on 14 hits over 1213 innings.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "It's Miller time". Bakersfield Californian. June 15, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Fresno State wins again at College World Series". The Times-Gazette. June 19, 2008. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Smith, Bryan (June 25, 2008). "CWS notes: Hot 'Dogs' light up board". MLB. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Martz, Matt (August 31, 2009). "Miller back where it all began". The Bakersfield Californian. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rangers add six to 40-man roster". Fox Sports. November 18, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rangers activate Berkman". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved September 23, 2013. [dead link]
  7. ^ Beck, Jason (September 22, 2013). "Rondon eyeing return to action Tuesday". MLB. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tigers purchase contracts of seven players". MLB. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Tigers designate Miller for assignment MLB, August 30, 2014
  10. ^ Beck, Jason; Slovin, Matt (April 18, 2014). "Tigers promote right-hander Justin Miller to bolster bullpen". MLB. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 

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