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Kevin Millar | First Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (43) / 9/24/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Lamar
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Kevin Millar has joined NESN as an in-studio baseball analyst.
Millar probably won't carry on with the independent league St. Paul Saints, considering the travel that would require. The 38-year-old has not officially announced his retirement from baseball, but may do that soon. Thu, May 20, 2010 05:03:00 PM

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Kevin Millar has signed to play for the independent league St. Paul Saints.

After failing to land a gig with the Cubs during spring training, Millar retired and joined MLB Network as an analyst, but it turns out that he's not quite ready to hang them up. Millar, 38, began his professional career with the Saints as a 23-year-old in 1993. Of course, he went on to a pretty fruitful 12-year major league career from there. Millar is expected to be in the lineup for the Saints' opener on May 13.
Wed, May 5, 2010 02:53:00 PM

Kevin Millar has retired from baseball and accepted an analyst gig with MLB Network.

Millar failed to win a roster spot this spring in Cubs camp and drew little interest after being released. He will leave behind a 274/.358/.452 batting line and 170 home runs, accomplished over 12 professional seasons.
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 04:19:00 PM

According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers have indicated that they have no interest in the recently-released Kevin Millar.

The Rangers are believed to be seeking a right-handed corner infielder, but Mike Lowell still looks like a better fit if he's healthy. Millar, 38, was released by the Cubs on Tuesday.
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Tue, Mar 30, 2010 04:48:00 PM

Cubs released 1B Kevin Millar.

The Cubs chose to keep Chad Tracy for the team's final bench spot. The two veteran infielders are fairly redundant, but while Millar is almost exclusively a first baseman at this point, the left-handed Tracy adds some versatility at third base.
Tue, Mar 30, 2010 02:44:00 PM

Cubs manager Lou Piniella said that Kevin Millar will play in left field during Saturday's game.

Millar, who was signed to a minor league contract, is hoping to prove that he is versatile enough to win a spot on the roster. The 38-year-old hasn't played in the outfield since 2007 with the Orioles. He's likely competing with Chad Tracy for a spot on Chicago's bench.
Fri, Mar 19, 2010 10:22:00 PM

Kevin Millar and Chad Tracy, both of whom were signed to minor league contracts, are likely competing for one spot on the Opening Day roster.

"We like both of them," said Cubs manager Lou Piniella. "The one problem we do have — it's not a problem, but something we need to address — is that (Xavier) Nady can't play too much in the outfield early. So we have to carry another outfielder. It's just a question of how we do it." So far this spring, Millar is 5-for-13 (.385) with one home run and three RBI while Tracy is 4-for-15 (.267) with one RBI. Piniella said one possible solution was to carry 11 pitchers, which would allow them to keep both Tracy and Millar, but that's fairly redundant.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 08:44:00 AM

Kevin Millar delivered a two-run homer and an RBI double off the Angels' Joel Pineiro in Sunday's game.

It's not going to make a lot of sense for the Cubs to carry Millar as a reserve, but perhaps they will anyway. He's certainly made a nice impression by starting off 5-for-13 with seven walks this spring.
Sun, Mar 14, 2010 07:33:00 PM

Kevin Millar has been practicing at both first and third base this spring in Cubs camp in an effort to make the Opening Day roster.

"The more versatility he has, the better opportunity he has to make this team," manager Lou Piniella said. "First, third, a little bit of the outfield." The 38-year-old hit just .223/.311/.363 in 251 at-bats for Toronto last season and the Cubs have a pretty full roster as it is. But he's hoping his personality and renowned clubhouse presence will win him a few points. Oh, and his determination to improve his defense all around the infield.
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 10:04:00 PM

Cubs signed 1B Kevin Millar to a minor league contract.

The deal comes with an invitation to spring training, where Millar will try to win a spot with the Cubs as a backup first baseman and pinch-hitter. The 38-year-old hit just .223/.311/.363 in 283 plate appearances for the Blue Jays last season and is no doubt on the tail end of his career. But he's generally thought of as an excellent clubhouse presence, for what it's worth.
Tue, Feb 2, 2010 09:16:00 AM

Kevin Millar will sign a minor league contract with the Cubs, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

Millar will receive an invite to spring training and the deal will be made official later this week, according to Crasnick. After having batted a measly .223/.311/.363 in 283 plate appearances for the Blue Jays last season, it's doubtful that the 38-year-old will contribute much to the Cubs this season beyond being a good guy to have in the locker room.
Mon, Feb 1, 2010 02:45:00 PM

Kevin Millar had an 11th inning walkoff single in the Blue Jays' 8-7 win on Wednesday.

Millar was 3-for-6 with two runs scored in the win. The game-winning hit came off of newly acquired Darren O'Day, who was actually wearing Kason Gabbard's jersey. Millar is batting .321 in 28 at-bats this season.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 12:44:00 AM

Kevin Millar went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Toronto's 9-2 victory over the Twins on Thursday night.

Millar, who got the start with lefty Francisco Liriano on the mound, showed that he's still got a bit of pop in his bat. He should be decent as a situational player this season, but isn't likely to match his totals of 20 home runs and 72 RBI from last year.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 11:41:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contracts of 1B Kevin Millar and C Michael Barrett.

Millar was outplayed by Jason Lane this spring, but the Jays still wanted him around. He'll get most of his at-bats as a DH and first baseman against left-handers.
Sun, Apr 5, 2009 08:02:00 PM

Kevin Millar went 0-for-4 and struck out twice Monday in a loss to the Yankees.

Millar is on a minor league deal, but the Jays obviously decided to carry him before the spring even started. Jason Lane's demotion, even though he was hitting .358/.375/.736, made that clear. Millar is at .189/.279/.432, but the Jays figure he'll be useful in keeping the team loose when Ricky Romero is getting shelled by the Yankees and B.J. Ryan is failing to sneak 84-mph fastballs past Dustin Pedroia. Cowboy Up!
Mon, Mar 30, 2009 04:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Junior Lake
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Eric Jokisch
9Blake Parker
10Dan Straily
11Brian Schlitter
12Arodys Vizcaino
13Zach Rosscup