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Shelby Miller | Starting Pitcher | #26

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (19) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Shelby Miller (elbow) is pitching in an extended spring training game on Thursday.
Miller was able to throw a bullpen session on Monday, and now he'll face real hitters on Thursday. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo told reporters that Miller will throw either four innings or 65 pitches, whichever comes first. Miller hasn't pitched since early 2017 as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. He's on track to join the Diamondbacks at some point this summer. May 17 - 12:13 PM

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Shelby Miller (elbow) threw a bullpen session Monday.

Miller just pitched in extended spring training last Friday, his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April. He's set for another extended spring start on Thursday. An official minor league rehab assignment likely isn't far away. Miller is on track to rejoin the Diamondbacks around midseason.
May 15 - 9:00 AM

Shelby Miller (elbow) will throw three innings in an extended spring training game Friday.

It will be Miller's first game action since he blew out his elbow last April. A rehab assignment shouldn't be too far off if the right-hander continues to progress. The hope is that Miller is an option for the Diamondbacks' rotation around midseason.
May 11 - 12:58 PM

Shelby Miller (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

That will be followed by an extended spring training appearance Friday, as Miller continues to work back from Tommy John surgery in May 2017. Miller threw two innings of live batting practice Friday, throwing 31 total pitches. "I think it's a big jump, exciting jump and a jump that he's prepared for," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. He's on track to return in 2018, but likely won't be useful until at least 2019.
May 5 - 8:20 PM

Shelby Miller (elbow) incorporated breaking balls in a 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

It was his fifth bullpen of the spring as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. The 27-year-old is still only about 11 months removed from the procedure, so he's likely looking at a return around midseason.
Mar 27 - 2:10 PM

Shelby Miller (elbow) threw his first bullpen session of the year on Tuesday.

Miller came away happy with the bullpen session, saying that his command was "right there." He'll throw again on Friday, and eventually will progress to facing live hitters at some point this spring. The Diamondbacks placed the 27-year-old right-hander on the 60-day disabled list on February after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year, so he won't be eligible to return until late May, and he likely doesn't pitch for the Diamondbacks until June or July.
Mar 14 - 6:26 PM

Diamondbacks placed RHP Shelby Miller on the 60-day disabled list with a torn right ulnar collateral ligament.

The move frees up a 40-man roster spot for Jarrod Dyson. Miller will be out until around midseason while he works his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Feb 19 - 8:14 PM

Shelby Miller won his arbitration case against the Diamondbacks and will receive a $4.9 million salary in 2018.

Arizona countered at $4.7 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. Miller made just four starts for the Diamondbacks in 2017 before having to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in May. He probably won't return to a major league mound until sometime after the 2018 All-Star break. The 27-year-old is scheduled to become a free agent next winter.
Feb 1 - 2:28 PM

Shelby Miller requested $4.9 million and was offered $4.7 million by the Diamondbacks when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

This is Miller's final season of arbitration and he will be a free agent next offseason. He is recovering from Tommy John surgery conducted last May. He is expected to miss at least half of the 2018 season.
Jan 12 - 8:10 PM

Diamondbacks activated RHP Shelby Miller from the 60-day disabled list.

Miller underwent Tommy John surgery in May and is expected to remain sidelined until midway through the 2018 season. He's entering his final season of arbitration this winter after taking home $4.7 million in 2017.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 09:29:00 AM

Shelby Miller (elbow) threw off of flat ground on Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May.

It's a good sign for Miller, who reportedly threw from 45 feet around 40 times. It's still unlikely we'll see the right-handed hurler on a mound in a meaningful game until the middle of the 2018 season. He'll be arbitration-eligible this winter.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 04:10:00 PM

Shelby Miller has hired Kyle Thousand of Roc Nation Sports as his new agent.

Miller was previously represented by CAA Sports. The 26-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery back in May and will likely be out until around midseason next year. He's arbitration-eligible for one more year after making $4.7 million in 2017.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 09:34:00 AM

Shelby Miller underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday.

The procedure went according to plan, per the Diamondbacks. Miller will miss the remainder of the 2017 season and probably the first half of 2018 as he works his way through the typical 12-15 month rehab process. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a 5.78 ERA in 24 starts since joining the Diamondbacks ahead of the 2016 campaign.
Thu, May 11, 2017 09:10:00 AM

Shelby Miller has opted to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Barry M. Bloom of reports.

"After taking some time and sitting back for a couple of days and talking to everybody and getting all the information that I could, I'm just going to go ahead and get the surgery done," Miller said. "With where I am in my career and how many years I have ahead of me, I think it's the logical thing to do." Miller said he's hopeful to be back on a mound next spring, but more realistically he'll probably be out until late 2018 or perhaps even the start of the 2019 season.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 09:16:00 PM

Diamondbacks transferred RHP Shelby Miller from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Miller is weighing Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow. The other option would be to undergo stem cell treatment, a procedure Garrett Richards went through last season when he suffered the same injury. That decision will come in the next few days. Regardless of what he chooses, Miller is a long shot to return this year.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 07:05:00 PM

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2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
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3B1Jake Lamb
2Daniel Descalso
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
CF1A.J. Pollock
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Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Matt Koch
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Archie Bradley
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5Jorge De La Rosa
6Fernando Salas
7T.J. McFarland
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