ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent right-hander Shelby Miller signed a $2 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday and may make one other $three million in efficiency bonuses.

The Rangers anticipate Miller to be absolutely wholesome by the beginning of spring coaching. The 28-year-old had Tommy John surgical procedure in Might 2017 whereas with Arizona, and he made 4 solely begins final 12 months with the Diamondbacks earlier than happening the disabled listing in mid-July with proper elbow irritation. He made one aid look on the finish of final season.

“We see this as an opportunity so as to add a comparatively younger, energy pitcher to the employees,” basic supervisor Jon Daniels mentioned. “Wholesome now after rehabbing final 12 months, we expect Shelby has extra within the tank.”

Miller, who’s from Brownwood, Texas, was the 19th general choose by the St. Louis Cardinals within the 2009 MLB draft. He’s 37-53 with a three.83 ERA in 131 video games (124 begins) over seven large league seasons with St. Louis, Atlanta and Arizona.

With the Rangers, Miller can earn $1.75 million in bonuses based mostly on innings: $100,000 every for 60 and every further 10 by means of 100; $150,000 apiece for 110 and every further 10 by means of 170, and $200,000 for 180. He can earn one other $1.25 million in bonuses for days on the lively main league roster: $150,000 for 60, $250,000 every for 90 and 120, and $300,000 apiece for 150 and 180.

As a rookie with the Cardinals in 2013, Miller was 15-9 with a three.06 ERA in 31 begins. He was an All-Star with Atlanta in 2015 although the Braves scored solely 2.6 runs per 9 innings when he pitched and he completed with a league-high 17 losses. He was 5-5 with a 2.38 ERA his first 18 begins, and 1-12 with a three.83 ERA his final 15 video games.

The Rangers additionally signed outfielder Danny Santana and right-hander Jeanmar Gomez to minor league contracts with invites to main league spring coaching.

Santana has hit .256 with 13 homers and 100 RBIs in 364 main league video games the previous 5 seasons with Minnesota (2014-17) and Atlanta (2017-18). Gomez has appeared within the majors every of the final 9 seasons, going Zero-2 with a four.68 ERA in 26 aid appearances with the Chicago White Sox in 2018.

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