June 13, 2024

San Diego Padres boost their infield depth by signing veteran utility player Brad Miller to a minor league deal, as reported by MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell, who covers the Padres.

As per Cassavell, Miller is poised to contend for a spot on the major league bench. With an extensive career spanning several teams including the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, and Texas Rangers, he brings a wealth of experience. Across 1,055 games, Miller holds a career batting average of .236 with 740 hits, 123 home runs, 405 RBIs, and 397 runs scored. Notably, he has surpassed 100 games in a season five times. His standout offensive performance occurred in 2019, where he boasted a slash line of .260/.329/.565 with 13 home runs and 25 RBIs in 79 games, split between Cleveland and Philadelphia. Additionally, at 34 years old, he briefly joined the Los Angeles Dodgers during spring training in 2019 before signing with Cleveland in late March.

With 11 years of experience under his belt, Miller boasts versatility across the diamond, having played at first base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field, right field, and center field throughout his career. His most recent stint in 2023 saw him with the Rangers, where he appeared in 27 games and posted a batting line of .214/.328/.339 with one home run and six RBIs. Despite this, the 34-year-old remains determined to extend his MLB career and will aim to do so with the Padres in San Diego.

Padres Sign Veteran Utility Player to Minor League Deal

 

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