Brownwood grad Shelby Miller joins Texas Rangers
Free-agent starting pitcher and Brownwood graduate Shelby Miller has agreed to a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, as first reported by The Athletic and subsequently confirmed by ESPN.
The contract is worth $2 million, but can increase to $5 million based on performance bonuses.
The 28-year old was drafted in the first round by the Arizona Cardinals straight out of Brownwood High School in 2009.
During his high school career, Miller threw three consecutive no-hitters as a junior, and had a 1.90 earned run average as a senior.
He originally committed to play at Texas A&M, but signed with the Cardinals instead.
Miller became an everyday starter for St. Louis during the 2013 season and spent two seasons with the club before he was traded to the Atlanta Braves.
He was named to the All-Star team in 2015 and posted career-highs in games started, innings pitched, strikeouts and losses.
Miller then moved on to the Arizona Diamondbacks where he has been for the past three seasons.
Injuries have plagued his time in Arizona, including having Tommy John surgery. Since 2016, Miller has only thrown 139 innings with a 5-18 record and a 6.35 ERA.