SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Rangers once again added to their depth across the diamond, agreeing to a two-year Major League deal with infielder Brad Miller, the club announced on Thursday.
Miller — who was a 39th-round pick by the Rangers in the 2008 MLB Draft before opting to play for Clemson — spent 2021 with the Phillies, slashing .227/.321/.453 with a .774 OPS across 140 games. He’s played for six clubs during his nine-year MLB career.
Miller adds both another utilityman and a solid bat to the Rangers’ lineup. He has experience at every infield and outfield position, though the bulk of his games (378) have come at shortstop. He is a notable addition because of the Rangers’ need at third base and outfield, especially in more of a platoon role.
In particular, the Rangers need a temporary solution at third base until top hitting prospect Josh Jung returns from injury to take over.
Miller has played just 49 career games at third base and just eight there with the Phillies in 2021,…