June 24, 2024

Former Dodgers Utility Player Inks Deal With NL West Competitor Brad Miller’s stint in a Dodgers uniform during spring training 2019 showcased his talent. The seasoned utility player boasted impressive numbers, batting .385 with a .429 on-base average and a .615 slugging percentage across 12 games. Despite this strong performance, the Dodgers’ roster overflowed with positional versatility and left-handed hitters, making it challenging for Miller to secure a spot on the team.

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Now, at 34 years old, Miller aims to replicate his spring success with another National League West franchise this season. Having navigated through multiple MLB organizations, primarily as a shortstop with the Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays, Miller has established himself as a versatile utility player. The San Diego Padres mark his tenth stop in the league.

Throughout his career, Miller has maintained a .236 batting average while representing various teams, including the Mariners, Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers. In 2023, he appeared in 27 major league games with the Texas Rangers, posting a slash line of .214/.328/.339. Despite his contributions, he was not included in the playoff roster for the eventual World Series champions.

Released from his minor league contract by the Dodgers in March 2019, Miller quickly found a new opportunity with Cleveland before the end of spring training.

As the Padres head into the 2024 season with a shortage of experienced outfielders, Miller’s chances of making an impact in the National League West this season appear promising.

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