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Cubs sign veteran reliever Trever Miller to minor-league deal

Jan 30, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT


Trever Miller, who played for three big-league teams last season, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs, according to Jayson Stark of

Miller has quietly been one of the better left-handed specialists in baseball for the past decade, making 589 of his 694 career appearances after age 30 while posting a 3.74 ERA, but at age 38 he’ll have to compete for a roster spot during spring training.

Miller got into 48 games for the Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Red Sox last season, but recorded an average of just 0.52 outs per appearance while walking as many (12) as he struck out (12) in 21.1 total innings.

He’ll get $800,000 if he makes the Cubs, who would be his ninth team.

  1. diehardcubbiefan4life - Jan 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    But, is he in the best shape of his life?

  2. kaf39 - Jan 30, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    What a career.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jan 30, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    He is finished and should retire.

  4. cur68 - Jan 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    If I’d remained a lefty (apparently I changed handedness when I was 5) I could have been a soft tossing MLB pitcher up to this very day. Alas, in what might very well have been an effort to “be like everyone else”, I am just like everyone else….irony be a mo-fo.

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