Justin Miller (baseball, born 1987)

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Justin Miller
Colorado Rockies
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 2014 season)
Win–loss record 1–0
Earned run average 5.11
Strikeouts 5
Teams

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

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]

Texas Rangers[edit]

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]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

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]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

Miller signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies on November 22, 2014.

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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