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Brad Miller | Second Baseman | #13

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (0) / SEA
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Rays manager Kevin Cash said Friday that the current plan is for Brad Miller to be the team's first baseman.
That leaves a host of guys like Micah Johnson, Daniel Robertson, Ryan Schimpf, and Joey Wendle competing for for the second base job. Of course, as Cash also noted, things could change if the Rays wind up adding a first baseman, which would allow them to shift Miller to second base. Miller is coming off a disappointing season that saw him bat just .201/.327/.337 with nine homers. Feb 2 - 12:20 PM

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Rays and INF Brad Miller avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.

Miller was arbitration-eligible for the second time. He sported a disappointing .201/.327/.337 batting line in 2017.
Jan 12 - 3:08 PM

A source tells ESPN's Jerry Crasnick that the Rays expect to tender a contract to Brad Miller.

They've been trying to trade him, but it sounds like there isn't any momentum toward a deal and the non-tender deadline is Friday. Miller finished with just nine home runs and 40 RBI in 110 games this past season after breaking out for 30 home runs and 81 RBI over 152 games in 2016. The 28-year-old is arbitration-eligible for the second time.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 12:43:00 PM

Brad Miller went 2-for-4 and blasted a three-run homer in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

He victimized starter Miguel Castro in the fourth inning. It was his ninth longball of the season, which is a pale shadow of the 30 taters he hit a year ago. Today's two hits lifted Miller's batting average above the Mendoza line to .201 in 407 plate appearances. He's spent most of this year at second base after being primarily a shortstop in prior seasons.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 09:55:00 PM

Brad Miller had the Rays' only hit -- a solo home run -- in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Miller took starter Mike Montgomery deep with one out in the sixth inning, but the only other times the Rays reached base was on a hit by pitch and an error. It's just the infielder's eighth longball of the season after he slugged 30 last year.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 10:03:00 PM

Brad Miller went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 10-inning win over the Cardinals.

Miller came through with a solo home run off Lance Lynn in the seventh inning, one of five solo home runs hit by the two teams in the 10-inning affair. It has been a trying season for Miller on the whole, as he is hitting a cringe-worthy .192/.333/.321 over the course of 85 games played.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Brad Miller (shoulder) had a double and a single in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Miller missed Friday's game after being pulled from Thursday's contest with a right shoulder contusion, but he'll be fine. Saturday's two-hit game was just his fourth multi-hit showing since he returned from the disabled list back on July 7.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 08:34:00 AM

Brad Miller was removed from Thursday's game against the Blue Jays with a right shoulder contusion.

Adeiny Hechavarria replaced Miller in the lineup in the top of the fifth inning, with Daniel Robertson shifting from shortstop to second base and Hechavarria taking over at short. The severity of Miller's shoulder injury is unknown at this time. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 03:50:00 PM

Brad Miller went 2-for-4 and clubbed a home run against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

He took starter Rick Porcello deep for a solo bomb in the sixth inning. He also doubled in the loss. The two hits boosted his batting average over the Mendoza Line. The entire season has been a struggle for Miller as his .205/.344/.336 triple slash with five homers and 26 RBI in 270 plate appearances attests.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 10:24:00 PM

Brad Miller went 1-for-3 and drew a walk in a loss to the Brewers on Saturday.

The Rays could manage only four singles in the shutout loss. Miller spent two long stints on the disabled list earlier this year and is limping along with a .196/.338/.313 triple slash with four home runs and 25 RBI. He hit 30 home runs last year but has been unable to get anything going this year.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 09:42:00 PM

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Rays are "open to offers" on Brad Miller and Tim Beckham.

Miller has been splitting time at second base and DH since coming off the disabled list but Tampa Bay's DH spot will soon be occupied by Lucas Duda, who was acquired in a trade with the Mets on Thursday. With Adeiny Hechavarria entrenched at shortstop, the Rays must now decide between Miller and Beckham at second base. Miller blasted a career-best 30 round-trippers last year but Beckham has been the superior player this year, hitting .266 with 12 homers compared to .202 with four homers for Miller. Crasnick said the Rays aren't "shopping" either player, but we could see them make a move if the right offer comes along.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 07:46:00 PM

Brad Miller is not in the Rays' lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

It looks like he's just getting a breather. Trevor Plouffe will serve as the DH with Tim Beckham drawing the start at second base. Following a breakout 30-homer campaign in 2016, Miller has been a major disappointment this year, slashing just .202/.342/.330 with four homers over 188 at-bats.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Brad Miller rescued the Rays with a late homer to beat the Red Sox in Sunday’s first-half finale.

Miller has always been a Red Sox killer and that theme continued Sunday at the Trop. He saved his best for last, breaking a 3-3 tie with a two-run shot off Joe Kelly in the eighth inning. The round-tripper was Miller’s third of the season. His eight homers and 29 RBI versus Boston are his most against any team in MLB. He’s gone 4-for-9 since returning from the DL on Friday.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 04:54:00 PM

Brad Miller went 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI in a loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

Miller had a double in the game, and delivered an RBI single in the fourth inning. It was a nice showing just hours after being activated from a month-long stay on the disabled list due to a strained groin. When on the field in the season's first two months, the 27-year-old struggled mightily at the dish; through Friday, he's hitting just .206/.358/.319. Assuming he makes it through the next few days unscathed, Miller will have the whole second half to prove his 2016 season wasn't an aberration.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 11:07:00 PM

Rays activated INF Brad Miller from the 10-day disabled list.

Miller has missed the last month of action with a strained groin. He'll go back to regular duties at second base and returns to a disappointing .194/.343/.302 batting line with two home runs. Tim Beckham (ankle) landed on the disabled list in a corresponding move.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 03:05:00 PM