Rangers sign RHP Shelby Miller; add to minor league roster

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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers signed RHP Shelby Miller to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 28-year-old is expected to be healthy when training camp starts in Surprise, Ariz. after he was limited to nine major league games with eight starts over the past two seasons, produced 21 runs allowed (19 earned) in 16.0 innings over five games and four starts last season. Miller spent two stints on the 60-day disabled list in his last year with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018 as he returned from right elbow surgery and elbow inflammation following a “Tommy John” procedure in May 2017.

Miller earned a National League All-Star selection in 2015 with the Atlanta Braves, his last full big-league season. The Brownwood, Texas, native produced 33 starts, 205.1 innings, and 171 strikeouts, all career highs. The St. Louis Cardinals took Miller in the first round of the 2009 June draft and he won 15 games with the Redbirds as a 22-year-old in 2013, part of his 2012-14 tenure with the organization.

The Rangers now have 38 players on their major league roster with the addition of Miller, who owns a career 37-53 record with a 3.83 ERA over 131 games and 124 starts.


The Rangers also signed right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gómez and outfielder Danny Santana to minor league deals with invitations to Surprise.

The 30-year-old Gómez has appeared in the majors the last nine seasons with 26 relief appearances for the Chicago White Sox. He had produced 40 saves and a 4.40 ERA (264 ER/540.0 IP) over nine years with the Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, and the White Sox.

Santana, 28, has a .256 batting average with 13 home runs and 100 RBI over 364 major league games with the Minnesota Twins (2014-17) and Atlanta Braves (2017-18). Santana has appeared at all three outfield spots, second, third, and shortstop during his big league career.