Jai Miller Designated For Assignment

The Athletics designated outfielder Jai Miller for assignment, tweets John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.  That's two DFAs this month for Miller, who was claimed off waivers by the A's from the Marlins on April 8th.

Miller, 25, hit .289/.360/.510 in his second Triple A stint for the Marlins last year, playing right and center field.  In his brief time with the Sacramento River Cats this year, Miller had four hits, three walks, and 19 strikeouts in 37 plate appearances.   Back in their '08 Handbook, Baseball America said his doubters wonder if "Miller isn't merely the next Reggie Abercrombie, a tools-laden player whose skills never fully transferred to the diamond."  Two years later, they wrote that "some in the organization still see him as a late bloomer with Mike Cameron characteristics."

8 Responses to Jai Miller Designated For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. zonis 5 years ago

    So long and thanks for all the fish.

    But that was a really quick stay. I suppose that means the coaching staff at AAA figured that they’d never be able to fix his flaws.

    With Buck to the DL and the DFA of Miller, I assume that Corey Brown gets promoted.

    • zonis 5 years ago

      by this of course I mean’t back to AAA (he was demoted to make room for Miller), with Carson called to the Majors.

      • melonis_rex 5 years ago

        Or Cust gets put back on the 40 man.

        Which makes a lot of sense, since it should be soon that a 25 man spot opens up for him.

  2. Looking at his numbers, somebody with a weak spot in their outfield ought to give this guy a shot. I never understand how obviously talented players with track records of success in the minors like this guy don’t get a shot. His numbers look like he could be a league-average CF, its a shame nobody will try to find out.

    • zonis 5 years ago

      From reports of people watching him in AAA, it seems he can not hit breaking pitches.

  3. empathizerightonyourbehind 5 years ago

    Jai Know What You Did Last Summer: The Jai Miller Story.

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