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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  1. stl_cards16 3 years 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 ago

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

  2. BradyAndersonsSideburns 3 years ago

    I never realized his career average was that high

  3. DK_hits_20 3 years ago

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

  4. Cosmo3 3 years 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.

  5. astrostl 3 years ago

    Happy trails, brocephus.

  6. BrocNessMonster 3 years ago

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

    • DodgerCyan 3 years ago

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

      • BrocNessMonster 3 years ago

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

  7. 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…

  8. DodgerCyan 3 years 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 3 years 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.

  9. Dodgerzz 3 years ago

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

  10. Wesley Hofmann 3 years ago

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

  11. Joel Neely 3 years 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.

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