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Indians sign former top prospect Adam Miller to minors deal

Mar 18, 2014, 10:41 PM EDT

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As first reported by Nick Camino of Cleveland’s WTAM 1110, the Indians have signed former top prospect Adam Miller to a minor league contract.

Miller, a right-handed pitcher with experience as a starter and reliever, was selected 31st overall by the Tribe in the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft and was rated as the Indians’ top prospect four years in a row (2004-2007) by Baseball America before flaming out due in large part to a nagging right hand injury.

Miller spent the 2013 season with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, posting a 4.79 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 36/26 K/BB ratio in 62 innings (five starts and 31 relief appearances). The 29-year-old is doubtful to make it to the bigs.

  1. Kevin Gillman - Mar 18, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    He won’t make the Major League team when season starts, but I am sure pulling for him to do enough in AAA, to make his MLB debut later this season. He could have been a big part of this team by now, but it’s good to see the Indians give him another chance.

  2. happytwinsfan - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    whew, finally found my way back through the godawful nbc “news” site.

    so this ancient ancient man of 29 years dares to persist in his dream.

    god speed and god bless young fella.

  3. chill1184 - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Good luck to the guy

  4. tfbuckfutter - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    So….he, and Brad Snyder were compensation picks for the Indians losing Jim Thome.

    Who hit 47 HRs the following season.

    And actually hit 278 HRs with an OPS of .924 after leaving Cleveland.

    Bet they’d like a do-over on that one.

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