Phillies reportedly close to bringing back Bamboo Brad Miller
‘Bamboo’ Brad Miller, quite possibly the lone bright spot to come out of the Phillies’ miserable 2019 season is very close to signing with the Philadelphia Phillies. According to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network, the deal is reportedly a one-year contract between $3 million and $3.5 million.
Miller, 31, hit .263 with 12 home runs, 21 RBIs and a .941 OPS in 130 plate appearances with the Phillies in 2019. The veteran utility man spent last season with the Cardinals where he slashed .232/.357/.451. Miller brings a slightly above-average offensive bat off the bench, but his true value lies in his defensive versatility. Much like Scott Kingery, Miller can play multiple infield and outfield positions, but I believe Girardi will likely pencil him in as the preferred backup for the corner infield spots.
Dombrowski also acquired Infielder C.J Chatham earlier in the off-season. While he will be on the 40-man roster to begin 2021, we will likely see Chatham serve as a depth piece in Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies bench right now appears to be Andrew Knapp, Brad Miller, Roman Quinn/Mickey Moniak, and Adam Haseley.
Mandatory Credit: The Philadelphia Inquirer