On the 5th (Korean time), the MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, reported that Milwaukee had agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract with free agent pitcher Miley. According to reporter Bob Nightingale of ‘USA Today Sports’, this year’s annual salary is 3.5 million dollars, with a mutual option of 10 million dollars next year. If the option is not exercised, a $1 million buyout amount will occur. As a result, Miley was guaranteed $4.5 million a year.
Miley, who was nominated by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 43rd overall pick in the first round of the 2008 draft, made his major league debut in 2011 and was selected as an All-Star with 16 wins in his first year full-time in 2012. He even finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year award.
Since then, he has become a journeyman to and from eight teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago Cubs. His 12-season career record was 99-94 with a 4.13 earned run average and 1280 strikeouts in 292 games (1618 innings).
In Milwaukee, there is a relationship that played the first season in 2018. At the time, he could not play full-time due to an oblique injury, but he had 5 wins, 2 losses and an average ERA of 2.57 in 16 games (80⅔ innings). He played in the postseason with an ERA of 1.23 in 4 games.
At the time, it became a hot topic as a camouflage starter in the National League Championship Series (NLCS) against the 메이저놀이터 Los Angeles Dodgers. Miley, who was the starting pitcher in Game 5, was replaced after giving up a walk in five pitches to Dodgers first hitter Cody Bellinger. It was the second time in history that a starter was replaced after facing only one batter in the postseason, and the first time for reasons other than injury.
Milwaukee disturbed the Dodgers by immediately putting left-hander Miley and right-hander Brandon Woodruff on the mound. A disguised selection strategy rarely seen in the major leagues where head-to-head matches are common. Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell explained, “The Dodgers are a difficult team to play against, and it is a strategic effort to have a good matchup.” Woodruff actually played a starting role with 3 runs in 5⅓ innings, but Milwaukee lost 2-5 at the time.
Miley, who was replaced after throwing only 5 pitches in the 5th game, took a day off and started again in the 6th game. It is the second time in history that the same pitcher started two consecutive games in the postseason. In Game 6, Miley laid the foundation for Milwaukee’s victory with 2 runs in 4⅓ innings. The series, which went to the final game 7, was won by the Dodgers with a score of 4-3.
Miley, who moved to Houston the following year and won 14 wins, also achieved a no-hitter game with 9 innings, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, and no runs against the Cleveland Indians on May 8, 2021. Last year, he went 2-2 with a 3.16 earned run average in 9 games (37 innings) for the Cubs. He struggled with elbow and shoulder pain as he was placed on the disabled list. In response, Milwaukee attached an inning incentive. This year, he gets $150,000 for 75 innings pitched, $350,000 for 100 innings pitched, $500,000 for 120 innings pitched, and another $500,000 for 150 innings pitched.