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Brad Miller | Second Baseman | #13

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (0) / SEA
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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. Aug 9 - 10:24 PM

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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.
Aug 5 - 9:42 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.
Jul 27 - 7:46 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.
Jul 27 - 4:40 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.
Jul 9 - 4:54 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.
Jul 7 - 11:07 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.
Jul 7 - 3:05 PM

Brad Miller (groin) was scratched from Thursday's lineup for Triple-A Durham.

It sounds like he's headed to Tampa Bay to replace Tim Beckham, who is out with a sore ankle. Miller has spent the last week on a minor league rehab assignment while working back from a strained groin. Look for him to play regularly at second base in Beckham's absence.
Jul 6 - 7:20 PM

Brad Miller (groin) could return to the Rays as soon as Thursday.

Miller went 1-for-3 with a walk Tuesday in his first rehab game with Triple-A Durham after hitting three doubles in three rehab games at High-A Charlotte. The second baseman has been on the disabled list since early June because of a groin strain. He was batting just .194 with a .645 OPS and two home runs in 42 games this season for the Rays after managing a career-high 30 home runs in 2016.
Jul 4 - 11:23 PM

Brad Miller (groin) has begun a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte.

Miller is starting at second base and batting second for the Stone Crabs in Game 1 of their doubleheader with Palm Beach. It's unclear how long he'll be out there for, though obviously it's a step in the right direction for Miller, who's been sidelined with a strained groin since early June.
Jul 1 - 4:10 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday that Brad Miller (groin) is still in shutdown mode.

Miller was placed on the disabled list June 7 with a groin strain and probably won't be cleared for baseball activities for at least another week, with his absence likely to extend beyond the All-Star break. Daniel Robertson and Taylor Featherston have been covering second base for Tampa Bay.
Jun 20 - 4:43 PM

Rays placed 2B Brad Miller on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Miller just missed nearly three weeks of action with an abdominal strain. The second baseman has posted a weak .194/.343/.302 batting line with two home runs in 42 games this season for the Rays. He slugged a career-high 30 home runs in 2016. Daniel Robertson will continue to see regular playing time.
Jun 7 - 12:24 PM

Brad Miller (abdomen) returned to the lineup Friday in Seattle, finishing hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts and a costly error.

Miller's average dipped to .199 and he committed his eighth error on a ground ball. Perhaps he was a bit rusty or had some nerves after not having played since May 15, but he wasn't doing all that well before his injury either.
Jun 3 - 3:50 AM

Rays activated 2B Brad Miller from the 10-day disabled list.

Miller missed two and a half weeks of action with an abdominal strain. He's batted a disappointing .205/.350/.318 with just two home runs for the Rays this season.
Jun 2 - 8:24 AM

Brad Miller (abdomen) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

Miller will probably be activated from the disabled list early next week if everything goes smoothly. He's been sidelined since mid-May with a lower abdominal strain and a disappointing .205/.350/.318 batting line.
May 30 - 6:51 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Brad Miller
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Lucas Duda
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Austin Pruitt
7Blake Snell
8Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Dan Jennings
4Xavier Cedeno
5Tommy Hunter
6Steve Cishek
7Kevin Gadea
8Sergio Romo
9Chase Whitley
10Shawn Tolleson