The Tigers have once again hit the pitching market, this time coming in the form of veteran relief pitcher, Shelby Miller. Miller and the Tigers agreed to a one-year contract that is worth $3.25 million. The Tigers pitching staff is forming together that could make a run at the AL Central.
“He has the pure stuff to pitch at the very back end of our bullpen,” Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris stated. Miller joins Maeda, Flaherty, and Chafin as the Tigers notable signings this offseason.
Miller has spent 11 total seasons in the majors with stints in St. Louis, Atlanta, Arizona, Texas, Chicago (NL), Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Los Angeles (NL). In those seasons, Miller has compiled a 4.08 ERA. Miller had a fantastic 2023 season where he pitched to a 1.71 ERA, in 42.0 innings pitched.
The Detroit Tigers have been on a trend this offseason of redefining their young club with a mix of veterans. This signing, as well as the others, have done just that. The Tigers have been steadily improving over the years of their rebuild. The 2024 season might just see them in a competitive state.