Mike Miller

Position: INF
Born: 9/27/1989
Height: 5'9
Weight: 170
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the ninth round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BOS).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .251 with no homers and 13 RBIs in 52 games between Portland (Double-A) and Pawtucket (Triple-A) with nine doubles, a .317 OBP and a .301 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Pawtucket on June 27 when RHP William Cuevas was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 6/27/2016

Debut Details
June 27, in a 13-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Miller went 0-for-1 after coming on in a defensive switch in the bottom of the eighth inning, replacing starting second baseman Dustin Pedroia and moving into his two-slot in the batting order. He did not have a chance on defense and then led off the ninth inning by grounding out to shortstop on the second pitch he saw.

Player Notes
A career .267 hitter in five minor league seasons, Miller brings the Red Sox bench defensive versatility as he’s seen time at shortstop, second base and third base. Coming off of a 2015 season between the same two clubs as 2016 when he batted .240 with four homers, 31 RBIs and 12 steals, he has virtually no power and his speed is average at best, with his career high in steals coming back in Short-Season A Lowell in 2012 when he swiped 21 bases in his pro debut. But the potential for higher average is there. He was hitting .356 in the early going of 2013 at Greenville (Class A) before suffering a quad injury, which sidelined him for the rest of the season. In 2014, he missed the first two months of the season with a broken hamate bone suffered during spring training before returning to hit .305 in 72 games between Salem (High A) and Portland over the remainder of the summer. Miller was optioned back to Pawtucket on July 1 and designated for assignment the next day.