After being designated for the badignment, the Cleveland Indians' public service man, Brad Miller, shot the team.
"They recognize that it was not fair," he said. "But I'm just a player, I go out and play the best I can, and I play for the guys next to me, obviously, they do not want the best guys here, so I'm just trying to take them somewhere else." And look what we have. "
Miller, 29, was moved to make room for the return of All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis from a veal strain. Miller's main complaint seems to be that he was batting .250, while the Indians are the last in the league with a .194 team batting average.
In addition to activating Kipnis, the Indians could also recover their All-Star compatriot Francisco Lindor soon. He was sent to Triple-A Columbus for a rehabilitation badignment for an ankle injury.
Miller is a .240 hitter with the Mariners, Rays, Brewers and Indians. He indicated that he understands that he was caught in a numbers game, but said he only wants one chance.
"I'm a player," Miller said. "I really enjoyed playing for Tito (Terry Francona), which is why I feel frustrated, I want to be here, I like this group, it's a good team and I hoped to be part of it, but they have other plans." I think the writing was in the wall from the beginning. I just hope I can go somewhere else and look for it. "
The Associated Press contributed to this report.