The Cleveland Indians have brought in a veteran infielder to help provide some needed cover while Jason Kipnis is sidelined.
The team has signed Brad Miller to an MLB contract in hopes that he can ease the blow presented by Kipnis' strained calf.
Cleveland Indians sign free-agent Brad Miller to a big-league deal. He's expected to take over second base from injured Jason Kipnis.— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 24, 2019
Miller will be expected to take on second base duties, at least until Kipnis is re-evaluated in 7-10 days. In order to accommodate the acquisition, the Tribe placed pitcher Danny Salazar on the 60-day injured list. It's the second straight year that Salazar will start the season on the IL.
The 29-year-old had initially put pen to paper on a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers back in February. He backed out of the deal in order to explore the open market, and it seems his gamble paid off, as he's now landed a big league deal with an AL Central power.
The Indians have signed infielder Brad Miller to a Major League contract. To make room on the 40-man, Danny Salazar has been placed on the 60-day injured list.— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) March 24, 2019
In 2018, Miller played for both the Brewers and Dodgers. He appeared in 75 total games and slashed .248/.311/.409 while hitting seven homers and logging 29 RBI.
The six-year veteran entered the league in 2013 with the Seattle Mariners. He is now set to join his fifth MLB team