17:00: The Rangers have announced the signing. Texas also officially announced that it had previously been contracted: right-back Jeanmar Gomez and Infielder / Outfielder [1945-19004]]. Danny Santana . Both Gomez and Santana are invited as non-participants in the spring.
16:20 pm: Miller receives a $ 2 million guarantee, Tweets Mark Fine Sand of MLB.com. ESPN's Jeff Passan adds that incentives for the deal give Miller the opportunity to earn an additional $ 3 million. Rosenthal Tweets that Miller has already passed his physical status, which means the deal is complete. Presumably, an official Rangers announcement will follow shortly.
16:08: The Rangers agree to sign a one-year major league contract with right-handed Shelby Miller ] Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic Tweets .
Miller, a customer of Roc Nation Sports, will be the latest addition to a Texas club that has worked to dramatically revamp its star rotation after a catastrophic 2018 season. Texas added left-handed Drew Smyly in a trade at the beginning of the offseason and has signed Lance Lynn a three-year contract and selected the Attorney's Contract . Edinson Volquez who was contracted following the Tommy John operation in August 2017 in a two-year subcontract. This quartet is expected to team up with Lefty Mike Minor to shape the Rangers' rotation at the start of the 2019 campaign (health-promoting).
It is certainly a group with a lot of potential, although it also has a lot of potential one that comes with extreme uncertainty. Miller may be the group's largest wildcard, as the man was subjected to surgery by Tommy John at the beginning of the 2017 season and missed most of the 2018 campaign due to another elbow problem. Overall, Miller was limited to only 38 innings in the last two seasons. Of course, it was not long ago that today's 28-year-old Miller appeared to be one of the game's most promising young players pitchers. As a vantage point, Miller was included in the 2012 top-10 overall outlook of Baseball America by Baseball America and 2013, and he did nothing to dispel the notion that he was a rising star with his early career. Miller recorded an ERA of 3.33 over the life of 370 innings in the first two seasons with the Cardinals from 2012 to 2012, before being sent to Jason Heyward as part of a deal that sent former star outfielder was thrown to the Braves. from Atlanta to St. Louis.
Miller's solitary season with the Braves looked spectacular on paper as he scored the best 3.02 ERA in a 205/3 inning with a career. It was a strong year for Miller all around, but this year he had a stormy two-month start to the season before reaching about a league-average production level in the past four months. Despite some anticipated regression, however, he looked a bit like a high-quality starter, though the D-Backs were widely criticized for having abandoned a Ender Inciarte Dansby Swanson and Aaron Blair to acquire him in the 2015/16 offseason.
As trade emerged, no one could foresee the catastrophic collapse Miller experienced in his first season there. The right-handed limped to a cruel 6.15 ERA as he averaged a career low of K / 9 (6.24) and a career high BB / 9 (3.74) and HR / 9 (1.25). This season, Miller had even been downgraded to Triple-A during the most intense fights of his career, and although he looked more promising in four starts at the start of the 2017 season, he had to use the aforementioned Tommy John operation, which triggered much of the 2017 extinction. 18 seasons.
For Texas, Miller means a pure upside at minimal cost. While the Homer-friendly Globe Life Park for Miller hardly provides an ideal backdrop for rebuilding his career, the Rangers can certainly offer him a guaranteed pivot point and were ready to place in the 40-man squad – a pair of temptations that Many competing clubs may not have been willing to bid. If he can get himself into shape, he will be an extremely attractive trade value this summer given the modest financial commitment at stake in this treaty.
As for the Rangers' other employees, Lynn will be hoping for a bounce back from a terrible season between the Twins and the Yankees – even though he showed at least some very interesting K / BB numbers after he traded from Minnesota to New York has been. Lynn's three-year tenure was a surprise to most, but as the undisputed club in a hitter-friendly park, Rangers likely had to outdo other contenders in a convincing manner. In the meantime, neither Smyly nor Volquez have pitched since their own Tommy John operations. Smyly missed all seasons 2017 and 2018, while Volquez has not thrown since the end of the 2017 campaign. In the case of Volquez, this was his second Tommy trial.