The Dodgers have officially inked a Minor League contract with relief pitcher Justin Miller, who will also get an invitation to Major League camp. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Miller played for the Isotopes in 2007 and was dominant, posting a 1.50 ERA with six saves in 11 games before joining the Marlins in May. With Florida, the right-hander was just as excellent, going 5-0 with a 3.65 ERA in 62 games. Miller battled through injuries the next season, making one last appearance for Albuquerque in 2008 before he was released by the Marlins.
Last year, he was picked up by the Giants and went 3-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 44 games before again he was sidelined by injuries. In September, San Francisco placed Miller on the 60-day disabled list and the reliever underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery in October.
Fans might also remember Miller’s extensive sleeve tattoos, which necessitated he wear a long-sleeved shirt when he pitched to keep from distracting hitters. Of course a hard-rockin’ guy needs a hard-rockin’ song, so here’s Symphony of Destruction by Megadeth.