Aaron Miles To Retire

Veteran Aaron Miles is set to retire according to the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate, writes Matthew Pouliot of Circling The Bases.  Miles, 35, hit .235/.297/.338 in 18 games for Albuquerque this season.

The infielder hooked on with the Dodgers in February of last year on a minor league deal.  Miles would go on to make the big league roster and make 490 plate appearances with a .275/.314/.346 slash line.  The veteran's agent, David Schwartz, told MLBTR in April that his client hoped to play in 2012 and in May he hooked on again with the Dodgers.

For his career, Miles hit .281/.320/.352 across nine big league seasons with the White Sox, Rockies, Cardinals, Cubs, and Dodgers.  Baseball-Reference pegs his career earnings at roughly $8.77MM through 2011.


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15 Comments on "Aaron Miles To Retire"


stl_cards16
3 years 2 months ago

Best of luck, Aarron!

If only every manager could of had you figured out like TLR!  Some nice years in St. Louis.

EdinsonPickle
3 years 2 months ago

Yeah, he was a very handy player for the Cards. 

BradyAndersonsSideburns
3 years 2 months ago

I never realized his career average was that high

DK_hits_20
3 years 2 months ago

That’s too bad. The Tigers could use him right now.

Cosmo3
3 years 2 months ago

 Made a nice little chunk of change in his career. Nice to see for a non-star player. Here’s to hoping it doesn’t run dry on you, Aaron.

astrostl
3 years 2 months ago

Happy trails, brocephus.

BrocNessMonster
3 years 2 months ago

Phew… I was just waiting for Ned to call him up. Dodged a bullet there.

DodgerCyan
3 years 2 months ago

Dude he was nothing short of clutch for the Dodgers in 2011.  I wish him well.

BrocNessMonster
3 years 2 months ago

Hahahahaha clutch. You keep your clutch and let me keep guys who don’t make outs 70% if the time.

3 years 2 months ago

Gonna miss, Miles. Was one of my favorite players on the Cards. Never forget his walk off grandy against the Padres a few years ago. Maybe he could turn up as a bench coach someday…

DodgerCyan
3 years 2 months ago

Aaron, I didn’t know much about you before 2011, but you were a real asset to the Dodgers when we needed it most.  All the best to you, sir.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 2 months ago

He was the Little Engine that Could. I enjoyed watching him play, always hustling. I guess he got tired of waiting for another shot at the majors and didn’t want to be one of those players who ended a career that way.

Dodgerzz
3 years 2 months ago

Miles grew on me very much in 2011 and I was hoping he would have another chance this year. Oh well. Happy retirement.

Wesley Hofmann
3 years 2 months ago

I remember when the A’s had him… for like a day.

jneely77
3 years 2 months ago

Aaron Miles might be the worst team player to ever wear a big league uniform.  But as an individual he wasn’t that bad.  If you look over the win-loss records of all the teams he’s played on (including a World Series winner), you’ll see that the team’s record in games that he appeared in is SUBSTANTIALLY worse than their record in games he did not play in.  I’ve actually kept track of this over the years, and while I don’t have the numbers in front of me, it’s actually quite astounding how bad the team played when he was in the lineup.