After being released by the Rangers last week, Miller will now return to the National League while trying to revive his career. Miller had an ERA of 8.59 in 44 innings for Texas, registering almost as many walks (29) as strikeouts (30), and ultimately lost his rotation job due to his inability to continue his struggles.
The 44 entries represent the most that Miller has thrown in the last two seasons, since Tommy John's surgery and a separate set of elbow problems limited the right-hander to only 38 innings in total in 2017-2018. Prior to those two seasons devastated by injuries and his poor debut year in 2016 with the Diamondbacks, Miller was considered one of the most promising young players in baseball, after three impressive years with the Braves and the 2013-15 Cardinals.
Miller is still 28 and averages about 95 mph on his fastball, which makes it a risk worth running for the Brewers in a minor league contract. Milwaukee owes Miller only the pro-rated minimum salary if it comes to the club's MLB list, since the Rangers are hooked by the rest of the one-year contract he signed last winter ($ 2MM in guaranteed salary and $ 400K in incentives). achieved).