Shelby Miller joins the Texas Rangers on a one-year deal. He gets another chance, and his chance could payoff big for his new team.
The Texas Rangers have signed starting pitcher Shelby Miller to a 1-year, $2 million contract. Miller is at the very end of his recovery from Tommy John surgery and should be full go by the start of spring training. He is expected to compete for a spot in the rotation.
Only time will tell how capable the 28-year-old is. He made the NL All-Star team just three seasons ago, amidst a stellar season with the Atlanta Braves. Since then, injuries ensued, halting what appeared to be a very promising career for the young talent.
But the Rangers are giving Miller a shot to prove he still has promise. The early indication is they signed him with the intention to start him with the big league squad.
Texas is looking at Shelby Miller through a glass that his half full. In part, the signing aimed to give him another shot, but there is so much more to it than that.
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