Indians sign Miller to bolster infield

Miller posted a .385 average this spring with Los Angeles

James Rapien
March 24, 2019 - 12:12 pm
Jul 14, 2017; Anaheim, CA, USA; Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brad Miller (13) follows through on a run-scoring single in the 10th inning as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado (12) watches during a MLB baseball game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Indians got the middle infield help they were looking for. They announced the signing of Brad Miller on Sunday afternoon. The six-year veteran has experience at both shortstop and second base, which is exactly what the Indians needed.

Francisco Lindor is going to start the season on the 10-day Injured List and Jason Kipnis has been shut down for 7-10 days due to a calf strain. The Indians signed Miller to a Major League contract, which means he'll get a chance to compete for playing time with Max Moroff and Eric Stamets. 

Miller spent this spring with the Los Angeles Dodgers, posting a .385 batting average with two home runs and three RBI. He's played for Seattle, Tampa Bay and Milwaukee. The Indians are bringing in a versatile player, but there's a reason he was available. 

Miller has a career slash line of .239/.313/.409. The Indians are just hoping he can help hold down the fort until Lindor and Kipnis are healthy. They placed Danny Salazar on the 60-day Injured List to make room for Miller. 

The 29-year-old is with the Indians, starting at second base and hitting eighth on Sunday against the Chicago White Sox.

You can watch some of Miller's best plays in the video below: