Justin Miller (baseball, born 1987)

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Justin Miller
Detroit Tigers – No. 60
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] The Tigers promoted Miller and he made his MLB debut on April 18, 2014.[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. ^ "CWS notes: Hot 'Dogs' light up board". Mlb.mlb.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Miller back where it all began". BakersfieldCalifornian.com. August 31, 2009. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rangers add six to 40-man roster". Foxsportssouthwest.com. November 18, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rangers activate Berkman". FresnoBee.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Rondon eyeing return to action Tuesday". Detroit.tigers.mlb.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tigers purchase contracts of seven players". Detroit.tigers.mlb.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tigers promote right-hander Justin Miller to bolster bullpen". Mlb.mlb.com. March 27, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 

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