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Trever Douglas Miller (born May 29, 1973) is an American former professional baseball pitcher.

Trever Miller
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Miller with the Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1973-05-29) May 29, 1973 (age 46)
Louisville, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 4, 1996, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 2011, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record18–17
Earned run average4.18
Strikeouts434
Teams
Miller pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2009.

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High schoolEdit

Miller graduated from Trinity High School, where he was a pitcher and outfielder,[1] in 1991 and was named Kentucky's Mr. Baseball[2] and the Gatorade High School Player of the Year.[3]

He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (41st overall) of the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft straight out of high school.

Professional careerEdit

Detroit TigersEdit

Miller began his professional career in 1991 with the rookie level Bristol Tigers, where in 13 starts, he went 2-7 with a 5.67 ERA. In 1992, still with Bristol, Miller lowered his ERA to 4.93 and was promoted to Single-A Fayetteville to begin 1993. With Fayetteville, he again lowered his ERA this time to 4.19 in 28 starts. He was promoted to Double-A Trenton in 1994. 1995 was a breakout year for Miller. Pitching for Double-A Jacksonville, the Tigers' new Double-A affiliate, he went 8-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 31 appearances. Miller's 1995 performance was good enough that he was rated the Tigers' #10 prospect for 1996 and was promoted to Triple-A Toledo.

Miller went 13-6 for the Mud Hens and was a September call-up to the Tigers. He made his major league debut on September 4, 1996, against the Chicago White Sox, pitching 1⅓ innings, giving up 2 earned runs, and taking the Loss.

Houston AstrosEdit

On December 10, 1996, Miller was traded to the Houston Astros with Brad Ausmus, José Lima, C. J. Nitkowski, and Daryle Ward for Doug Brocail, Brian Hunter, Todd Jones, and Orlando Miller. Miller spent all of 1997 with the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs and had a 3.30 ERA in 29 games, all but two of them starts. In 1998, he was converted to a relief pitcher and spent the whole year on the major league roster; he went 2-0 with a 3.04 ERA in 37 games. He did not fare as well in 1999, as his ERA rose by over 2 runs,

Philadelphia Phillies/Los Angeles DodgersEdit

He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies during the offseason for Yorkis Pérez.

Miller made the Phillies' team out of spring training, but was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 19 and made one appearance for them before being sent to Triple-A Albuquerque. He was recalled and appeared in one more game for Dodgers on June 2 and became a free agent at the end of the season.

Boston Red SoxEdit

On January 22, 2001, he signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox and pitched as both a starter and reliever for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Cincinnati RedsEdit

He became a free agent after the season and signed with the Cincinnati Reds. He was released by the Reds on September 4, 2002, without appearing in the majors.

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

In 2003, Miller pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and spent the entire year in the majors. He served as a Left-handed specialist and appeared in an American League-high 79 games.

Tampa Bay Devil RaysEdit

He became a free agent after the season and signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays where he spent the next two seasons in their bullpen recording ERAs of 3.12 and 4.06.

Houston AstrosEdit

After becoming a free agent after the 2005 season, he signed with the Astros on January 10, 2006. In the next two seasons, Miller appeared in 70 and 76 games for Houston.

In 2007, Miller broke Scott Aldred's 9-year-old record for most appearances in a season without a decision.

He pitched in 76 games without earning a win or taking a loss, shattering the mark Aldred had set at 48 in 1998 as a member of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. On August 3, 2008, Miller won a decision against the Detroit Tigers, ending this modern record at 121 games.

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

On February 6, 2008, Miller signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay worth 1.6 million with a team option for 2009 worth 2 million. In 68 games in 2008, Miller had a 4.15 ERA. Miller's option for 2009 was declined following the 2008 season.

St. Louis CardinalsEdit

On December 3, 2008, Miller signed a one-year incentive-laden deal worth potentially $2 million with the St. Louis Cardinals.[4]

He made his debut with the Cardinals on Opening Day, April 6, 2009. He relieved with 2 outs in the 6th inning, giving up 2 hits, being charged with a blown save, and striking out 2 batters in his 1.0 IP.

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

On July 27, 2011, he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays along with P. J. Walters, Brian Tallet and Colby Rasmus for Edwin Jackson, Octavio Dotel, Marc Rzepczynski and Corey Patterson.[5][6] He was designated for assignment on August 16, after making six appearances in Toronto.[7]

Miller was unconditionally released on August 21. He made just 6 appearances for Toronto and allowed 2 runs over 3.2 innings.[8]

Boston Red SoxEdit

Later, on August 30, 2011, he was signed by the Boston Red Sox and designated to Triple-A Pawtucket.[9]

Chicago CubsEdit

On January 30, 2012, Miller signed with the Chicago Cubs in a minor league deal, with a spring training invitation.[10]

On March 26, 2012, the Cubs released Miller.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Miller and his wife Pari have three children, including a daughter named Grace who had two holes in her heart when she was born and a genetic disorder so rare that it doesn't have a name. Miller ran his first marathon which was the Disney Marathon in January 2009 in a time of 4 hours, 27 minutes, 27 seconds. Trever also works with the Kiwanis of Gulf Beaches and St. Petersburg local Pamela McCann in "The Trever Miller Mob 5K/1 Mile" race. February 6, 2010, will mark the race's 2nd year. All proceeds made from the run are donated to the Kiwanis of Gulf Beaches Miracle League, which is a baseball related charity associated with children with disabilities.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hall of Fame List - TrinityRocks". Trinity High School. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Kentucky's Mr. Baseball Award Winners". KHSBCA.com. Archived from the original on 2010-08-02. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
  3. ^ "Gatorade Player of the Year". playeroftheyear.gatorade.com. Retrieved 2008-10-25.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Miller signs one-year deal with Cards
  5. ^ "Cardinals deal Rasmus to Jays in three-team mega-deal". Sporting News. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  6. ^ Frenette, Brad. "Blue Jays acquire top prospect Colby Rasmus in three-team deal". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 27 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Dierkes, Tim. "Blue Jays Designate Trever Miller For Assignment". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  8. ^ Blue Jays sign righty Davies, release Miller Archived 2012-10-08 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Ben Nicholson-Smith (August 30, 2011). "Red Sox Sign Trever Miller". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  10. ^ http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/7519203/sources-chicago-cubs-sign-lefty-trever-miller-minors-deal
  11. ^ "Cubs release left-hander Trever Miller". 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  12. ^ "Miller draws inspiration from 4-year-old daughter. Miller ran his first marathon which was the Disney Marathon in January 2009 in a time of 4 hours, 27 minutes, 27 seconds". SportingNews.com. Associated Press. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2008-10-25.[permanent dead link]

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