Dodgers Sign Aaron Miles

6:04pm: SI.com's Jon Heyman reports that Miles will earn $500K if he makes the team (Twitter link).

3:54pm: The Dodgers signed Aaron Miles to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training, the team announced (on Twitter). Miles, 34, can provide depth up the middle behind Jamey Carroll, Rafael Furcal and Juan Uribe.

The eight-year MLB veteran drew interest from other clubs, including a former team of his, the Rockies, before heading West. He'll arrive at Dodgers camp with a career .282/.321/.354 line. Last year was a typical one for Miles, who hit .281/.311/.317 for the Cardinals while playing second, third and short and chipping in with two scoreless pitching appearances.


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34 Comments on "Dodgers Sign Aaron Miles"


Doc
4 years 5 months ago

Depth for the minors I’m hoping.

Green_Monster
4 years 5 months ago

Yes, hence the term Minor league deal.

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

He won’t go to the minors.

Green_Monster
4 years 5 months ago

How do you know? Are you the Dodgers GM? Can I have your autograph?

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 5 months ago

Colletti’s autograph and 3 bucks will still only buy you a small cup of coffee.

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

Can he play short? If he can’t he wont make the team over Juan Castro, and I’m sure he will love to sit in the minors while he waits for someone to get hurt.

4 years 5 months ago

Look up there ^

“…while playing second, third and short…”

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

LOL come on now.. In reality you and I can man the left side of a infield.

Lets put it this way, is he a Yuni Betancourt or Elvis Andrus.. or in the middle? I will take the next option. released in Spring Training.

4 years 5 months ago

Yeah, I caught myself on this, but my reply ended up in the wrong part of the thread. Whoops.

StevenStCroix
4 years 5 months ago

That’s kind of a douche bag thing to say. Next well see ” No, you are!”

ubercubsfan
4 years 5 months ago

LA better watch out! I still think he really played for the Cards in ’09.

true2lablue
4 years 5 months ago

Looking at those numbers as a Cub I would have to agree LOL

The absolute drop in average for that single year is head scratching

true2lablue
4 years 5 months ago

He’s a sure bet to make the team unless one of our rookies absolutely amazes in ST

We only had one position open for a backup infielder and Miles fills it with his versatility

stl_cards16
4 years 5 months ago

Miles can be ok when used the right way. I would of liked him but TLR wanted to get him in the line-up 5 days a week. Hey, he can always give you a good inning out of the pen in a pinch too.

Lanidrac
4 years 5 months ago

That’s only because after Freese went down he was sadly the Cardinals’ best hitter out of anyone who played any of those 3 positions for them last year.

4 years 5 months ago

I guess this means we have no shot @ Michael Young.

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

THANK GOD.

Daniel O´Meany
4 years 5 months ago

What if management is considering J. Carroll as an every day player..it would´t hurt the TEAM you know…specially if he´s being considered for his OBP. Depth for AAA I don´t think so… GO DODGERS!!!

Gumby65
4 years 5 months ago

If Mgt is considering moving one of the best bench options in MLB to an everyday job (via choice versus absolute necessity like most of last year), then they are truly off of their rocker. Miles is a good pickup, better bat than glove, but versatile. Nice depth.

Edit: I am referring to Carroll in first sentence, if there is any question…

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

I don’t see it unless the Beard is playing LF.

4 years 5 months ago

Of course, I realize that doesn’t mean he’s good at it.

CAD_Monkey
4 years 5 months ago

Forget playing infield. With two scoreless innings pitched, he’s already earned consideration for our bullpen…

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

You know Hu would of been a good back up? Hu would of.

Never understood why they just didn’t let him play a full season at SS. If he can’t hit the entire season so be it, but his defense was so good.

EDIT
Does Miles have a negative WAR in his career? Yes! Yes he does!! Of course hes worthy of a bench job.

chucktb
4 years 5 months ago

This is great news! Hopefully he’ll make the team, thus preventing the Cardinals from bringing him back again! Have a great spring, Aaron!

Brad426
4 years 5 months ago

He sure does have a lot of MILES on him.

Eh, I was so excited by the David Riske postings I thought I’d try it here. Sorry. I’ll stick to this:

Hey Miles, can you pitch?

– B. Cashman

inleylandwetrust
4 years 5 months ago

The season can’t start soon enough.

TartanElk
4 years 5 months ago

Welcome to Windows Mail.

1 Unread Message

From: A.Miles

Hey Cash, it’s Miles.

I can pitch.

KeithLawSucksInStl
4 years 5 months ago

He’d eat at least a few less million $ worth than Colon would in the clubhouse.

vtadave
4 years 5 months ago

Guess the Cards don’t consider him a long-term option at 1B…

ohdembums
4 years 5 months ago

Loney and Brox for Carlos Lee? Straight up.

thegrayrace
4 years 5 months ago

Hah! You can’t be serious! Carlos Lee at $18.5m/year for 2 years?! Why on Earth would anyone take on that contract? And Lee put up a .708 OPS last season. James Loney is terrible, but even he managed a superior OPS last season.

AND Broxton? Really?

James Loney for Carlos Lee + a prospect + cash, then maybe.

4 years 5 months ago

How the mighty have fallen. Dodgers are picking off the scrap heap.

Max Jackson
4 years 5 months ago

I’m wondering if the Dodgers are working on a deal for Michael Young. That’s the only way I could justify adding more 2B depth for somebody that’d only be useful in late innings like Aaron Miles.

Seriously, otherwise, why’d they let go of Theriot (besides the obvious).

4 years 5 months ago

Of course. Offense is overrated…