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Adam Miller | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Indians signed RHP Adam Miller to a minor league contract.
Yes, that same Adam Miller. A former first-round draft pick and top prospect of the Indians, Miller's career has been derailed by multiple surgeries on his right middle finger. He pitched in independent ball last year, posting a 4.79 ERA and 36/26 K/BB ratio over 62 innings of the Sugar Land Skeeters. It would be a great story if he makes it back to the majors, but obviously it's a long shot. Mar 18 - 7:36 PM

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Yankees released RHP Adam Miller.

A former supplemental first-round pick of the Indians, Miller has failed to meet expectations at just about every turn. He had a 4.96 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 49 innings this season in the Yankees' farm system.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 10:24:00 AM

Former Indians prospect Adam Miller was pounded for five runs in one-third of an inning by the Phillies on Monday.

Miller managed to stay healthy last season after missing 2009 and 2010 because of his right hand problems, but he could only muster a 5.93 ERA between high-A and Double-A. At this point, he's simply competing for a spot in the Yankees' Double-A bullpen.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 04:28:00 PM

Yankees signed RHP Adam Miller to a minor league contract.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported the possible signing last month. Miller, a supplemental first-round pick of the Indians in 2003, missed the 2009 and 2010 seasons due to multiple surgeries on his right middle finger. The 27-year-old right-hander moved to the bullpen full-time last season, posting a 5.93 ERA and 39/21 K/BB ratio over 44 innings between High- and Double-A. The odds are against him, but the former top prospect is certainly worth the gamble.
Wed, Jan 4, 2012 03:41:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are close to signing former Indians top prospect Adam Miller to a minor league contract.

A former first-round pick and one of the best pitching prospects in the game at one time, Miller has been plagued by finger problems the last few years and has still yet to make it up to the major leagues. He was moved to the bullpen full-time in 2011 for the first time but didn't fare well in the role, posting a 5.93 ERA and 1.64 WHIP over 31 games at High- and Double-A. Still, there are worse gambles you could take on a minor league deal.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 09:25:00 AM

Former Indians top prospect Adam Miller has been assigned to High-A Kinston.

Miller has been putting some work in at extended spring training after missing each of the last two seasons due to finger problems. Filled with talent but never able to stay healthy, he figures to move up quickly as long as he stays off the DL, as he spent parts of 2006-2008 in Triple-A. The Indians have given up on him making it as a starter, hoping he can eventually become a member of their bullpen. We're rooting for him.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 02:30:00 PM

The Indians have chosen not to protect former top prospect Adam Miller from the Rule 5 draft.

Miller has always had loads of talent, but multiple finger surgeries have really stalled his development. The former first-round pick hasn't thrown a single inning in the minors the last two seasons but was recently hitting 93-94 MPH on the radar run during the Instructional League. It will be interesting to see if someone decides to take a chance on him.
Fri, Nov 19, 2010 04:18:00 PM

According to Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com, Adam Miller (finger) topped out at about "93 or 94 mph" in the Instructional League.

Good to hear. Miller was a supplemental first-round pick of the Indians in 2003, but a series of surgeries on his right middle finger have left the once-promising pitching prospect's future in doubt. The right-hander hasn't thrown a professional pitch since the 2008 season. He'll need to stay healthy, which is no given, but Castrovince thinks he could be in major league camp next spring.
Mon, Oct 18, 2010 04:42:00 PM

Adam Miller, who underwent a fourth surgery on his middle finger in December, isn't sure if he'll ever pitch again.

Miller, a former supplemental first-round pick of the Indians in 2003, was once the organization's most promising pitching prospect, but a series of surgeries on his middle finger have left him unable to properly grip a baseball. "Have I ever asked myself why?" said Miller. "There's really no answer to it, so there's really no use asking. I just take it for what it is and go on." Miller's best shot at throwing again? Hope. Miller believes that the lump of scar tissue in his palm will eventually dissolve and allow his repaired tendon to bend his finger enough so that he can begin throwing again. It's a real story to root for.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 09:40:00 PM

Indians re-signed RHP Adam Miller to a minor league contract.

Miller missed all of 2009 due to finger surgery and is in danger of missing most of the 2010 season as well. The 25-year-old right-hander was the Indians first-round pick in the 2003 first-year player draft.
Sun, Dec 13, 2009 03:09:00 PM

Indians non-tendered RHP Adam Miller.

The latest finger surgery sealed Miller's fate. He already missed all of 2009, and now he's looking at potentially another lost year in 2010. The Indians could re-sign him to a minor league contract.
Sun, Dec 13, 2009 12:14:00 AM

Indians prospect Adam Miller (finger) had another setback that required another surgery on his right middle finger.

A real shame. Miller missed the entire 2009 season following career-threatening finger surgery, but this could really close the book on his professional career. The 25-year-old right-hander was the Indians 2003 first-round pick, but hasn't pitched in more than six games since 2007. No timetable has been set for his return to baseball activities.
Wed, Dec 9, 2009 02:17:00 PM

The Associated Press reports that Indians prospect Adam Miller had the second of two planned surgeries to rebuild the flexor tendon in his right middle finger.

The 2003 first-round pick is out for the season, but hoping to be ready to return for spring training in 2010.
Wed, Aug 5, 2009 05:18:00 PM

Adam Miller's rehab from major finger surgery is expected to take around six to nine months.

Miller underwent the surgery on Tuesday. There's no guarantee that he will ever return to pitching, but he is expected to begin the long road to recovery in about three months.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 11:37:00 AM

Adam Miller underwent surgery on right middle finger Tuesday, as expected.

The surgery replaced two malfunctioning pulley ligaments with a tendon from his wrist. He had a similar ligament and tendon surgery on the same finger last summer, and the problem is now threatening his career.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 07:17:00 PM

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1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3Tony Wolters
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Destin Hood
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
3Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
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PosRoleName
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5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
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8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Shawn Armstrong
12Bryan Price
13Dustin Molleken
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