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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  1. Doc 4 years ago

    Depth for the minors I’m hoping.

    • Green_Monster 4 years ago

      Yes, hence the term Minor league deal.

      • Guest 4 years ago

        He won’t go to the minors.

        • Green_Monster 4 years ago

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

          • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

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

          • Guest 4 years 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.

          • Look up there ^

            “…while playing second, third and short…”

          • Guest 4 years 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.

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

          • Steven St Croix 4 years ago

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

  2. ubercubsfan 4 years ago

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

    • true2lablue 4 years 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

  3. true2lablue 4 years 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 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 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. I guess this means we have no shot @ Michael Young.

  5. Daniel O´Meany 4 years 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 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…

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

  7. CAD_Monkey 4 years ago

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

  8. Guest 4 years 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.

  9. chucktb 4 years 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!

  10. Brad426 4 years 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

  11. TartanElk 4 years ago

    Welcome to Windows Mail.

    1 Unread Message

    From: A.Miles

    Hey Cash, it’s Miles.

    I can pitch.

    • KeithLawSucksInStl 4 years ago

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

  12. vtadave 4 years ago

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

  13. ohdembums 4 years ago

    Loney and Brox for Carlos Lee? Straight up.

    • thegrayrace 4 years 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.

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

  15. Max Jackson 4 years 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).

  16. Of course. Offense is overrated…

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