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Andrew Miller: Announces retirement
Miller announced his retirement from baseball Thursday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
After struggling as a starter early in his career, Miller developed into one of the best late relievers in baseball during his prime. The southpaw played for seven teams across his 16 professional seasons and converted 63 of 80 save chances with 138 holds while posting a 4.03 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 612 appearances (66 starts).... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Scoreless frame in return
Miller (foot), activated from the injured list earlier in the day, fired a perfect sixth inning in a loss to the Dodgers on Monday, recording a strikeout.
The left-hander did need 23 pitches to get through a somewhat laborious inning, but the end result was certainly positive. Miller's up-and-down season includes his highest ERA (4.78) and WHIP (1.59) since 2011, so he's likely to continue operating in mostly low-leverage scenarios that will cap his fantasy value to a significant extent.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Activated from injured list
Miller (foot) was activated off the injured list Monday, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Miller wound up missing the minimum 10 days while dealing with a blister on his left foot. He'll give the Cardinals an extra left-handed option in the bullpen down the stretch, though he's likely to finish the year without a save for the first time since 2013, as he owns a 4.94 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 31 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Throws bullpen Saturday
Miller (foot) threw a bullpen session Saturday without issues and could be activated during the coming week, the Associated Press reports.
The left-hander went on the injured list with a left foot blister Aug. 28, and he appears to have a shot of being activated when first eligible Monday. Miller's standing in the bullpen hierarchy has taken a hit this season, but a player of his experience would certainly be valuable down the stretch run as the Cardinals make a postseason push.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Goes on IL
The Cardinals placed Miller on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left foot blister, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
It's unclear whether Miller will be ready to return when eligible in early September or if he'll require a longer absence while his blister heals. The lefty has been an ineffective relief option lately, allowing seven runs on eight hits in his last six innings dating back to Aug. 12. Kodi Whitley was recalled from Triple-A Memphis to take Miller's place in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Rocky road in August
Miller has pitched to a 10.50 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 1.5 HR/9 across the six innings covering his last six appearances.
The sample covers all but one of Miller's August appearances and represents a notable downturn for the veteran left-hander, who's been progressively phased out of later-inning high-leverage opportunities as the season has gone on. Miller has just four holds in 2021, which ranks as his fewest in a non-shortened season in which he wasn't operating as a full-time closer since 2013.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Solid in July
Miller, who fired a scoreless two-thirds of an inning during which he allowed two hits and recorded a strikeout in a loss to the Reds on Friday, has a 2.45 ERA and two holds across his last six appearances.
The veteran left-hander had a nice 10-day layoff in conjunction with the All-Star break, since his last first-half appearance came July 9. With 24 trips to the mound this season, Miller is nowhere near the 73-appearance pace he enjoyed in 2019, a drop which has helped lead to a modest four holds and zero decisions thus far on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Secures fourth hold
Miller secured his fourth hold in a win over the Giants on Tuesday, allowing a hit and hitting a batter over one-third of an inning.
Miller made his time on the mound a bit more difficult than he needed to, but he ultimately escaped unscathed. The veteran left-hander has been used to only get one out in each of his last three appearances, and he's sporting an 0.84 ERA and three holds over the 10.2 innings he's pitched since returning from the injured list in early June.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Continues effective stretch Monday
Miller fired a perfect eighth inning in a win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.
The veteran left-hander was once again sharp, getting nine of his 13 pitches into the strike zone. Miller's efficient effort was par for the course since his return from the injured list at the beginning of June, as he now has an 0.93 ERA and 1.03 WHIP across his last eight appearances (9.2 innings).... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Effective in IL return
Miller (toe), just activated from the injured list Thursday, fired 2.1 scoreless innings during which he allowed three hits, issued an intentional walk and recorded a strikeout in a loss to the Reds on Friday.
Manager Mike Shildt wasted little time affording Miller a heavy workload after a month-plus on the shelf, and the veteran left-hander responded with an effective long-relief effort on a night where starter Kwang Hyun Kim exited after three innings due to lower-back tightness. Miller was encouragingly efficient as well, getting seven outs on just 24 pitches; factoring out his intentional walk of Tyler Stephenson, the southpaw got 16 of 20 offerings into the strike zone.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Reinstated from injured list
Miller (toe) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Miller's planned rehab start for Triple-A Memphis was rained out Tuesday, but he still threw a bullpen session and was cleared to return Thursday. The left-hander reportedly felt good during his rehab assignment and should be available out of the bullpen going forward.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: No firm activation date yet
Miller (toe), whose planned rehab start for Triple-A Memphis was rained out Tuesday, instead threw a bullpen session but remains without a firm activation date, the Associated Press reports.
The veteran left-hander's since-postponed Tuesday rehab appearance was likely to be his last before activation, but given the fact it never transpired, it appears the Cardinals may have mixed feelings on whether Miller is ready for a return without getting at least one more taste of game action. Miller's stay on the injured list has now spanned more than a month, as he was originally sidelined April 29.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Final rehab appearance set
Miller (toe), who started and fired a scoreless inning during which he allowed a walk and recorded two strikeouts in his third rehab appearance for Triple-A Memphis on Saturday, is due for a final outing with the Redbirds on Wednesday before potentially joining the Cardinals on Thursday, the team's official site reports.
The veteran left-hander has been trying out new orthotics that are designed to aid his landing foot, and they appear to be working seamlessly for him during his rehab stint. Miller now has three innings under his belt with the Redbirds and manager Mike Shildt reports the reliever is "feeling good". If he remains free of setbacks in his final rehab appearance, there's a strong possibility Miller rejoins the big-league club during the home series versus the Reds that begins Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Solid in first two rehabs
Miller (toe) allowed an earned run on a solo home run, issued a walk and recorded three strikeouts across the two innings covering his two rehab appearances for Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday and Thursday.
The veteran southpaw pitched a perfect inning in Tuesday's debut before allowing a solo shot to Gwinnet's Alex Jackson on Thursday. Miller worked up 21 pitches in the latter appearance and has been able to miss some bats, so there's a possibility he may be deemed ready for activation without the need for another appearance in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Begins rehab assignment
Miller (toe) will make a rehab appearance Tuesday with Triple-A Memphis and is also scheduled to pitch Thursday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
The 36-year-old has been on the injured list since late April with a blister on his right toe, but he's on the cusp of rejoining the Cardinals. Miller could rejoin the active roster this weekend if all goes well during his rehab outings Tuesday and Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Andrew Miller: Rehab assignment set
Miller (toe) is slated to make a rehab appearance for Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday or Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
The veteran southpaw has been able to throw a couple of bullpens without issue in recent days, teeing up the next step in his recovery process. If Miller is able to enjoy similar success with his rehab appearance, he may be deemed ready for activation after a nearly one-month stay on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-7, 205 lbs|
|Birthplace: Gainesville, FL|
|School: North Carolina|
|Bats/Throws: L, L|