Brad Miller’s tenure with the Los Angeles Dodgers has come to an end. Furthermore – Brad – our tag section barely knew you. While you will live on there in the annals of history, along with the faint memory of a pair of spring training blasts.
On Thursday, the Dodgers announced that Miller opted out of his contract. Manager Dave Roberts made it known that Miller wasn’t probable to make the Opening Day roster. Now, Miller decides to opt out of his contract instead of being sent down to the minor leagues. Of course, this makes Miller a free agent once again.
The Dodgers announced that Brad Miller has opted out of his contract. Dave Roberts made it clear today Miller wasn’t in line to make the opening-day roster.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) March 22, 2019
Just days ago we made the case for Brad Miller being part of the Dodgers roster. Moreover, Miller handled himself well in his spring showing for the Dodgers. While going 10 for 26 (.385) he homered twice and showed some versatility in the field. Surely, Miller isn’t a player without some value at the big league level to a ball club. Unfortunately, that club just won’t be the Dodgers.
Still, this was not a move based on a guy struggling. During this time of the spring, tough decisions need to be made. Teams are under a constraint of both the number 25 and preference of players they carry when the season opens.
At this time, it’s possible the Dodgers plan to carry one extra outfielder or another arm with all that is ongoing with the pitching staff.
As always, Dodgers Nation would like to wish Brad the best of luck in his future endeavors. You can leave your favorite Brad Miller memory in the comments below!
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