Chicago Cubs: Trever Miller

Cubs release left-hander Trever Miller

March, 26, 2012
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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MESA, Ariz. -- On the day the Chicago Cubs added a veteran reliever, they parted ways with another as left-hander Trever Miller was released.

Aside from one rough outing when he gave up five runs in an inning on March 17 against the Texas Rangers, Miller had delivered a solid spring. Seven of his eight outings were scoreless.

In his final outing with the Cubs on Saturday he didn’t allow a run to the San Diego Padres, but he did allow both of his inherited runners to score with two outs.

Miller, who turns 39 in May, was a non-roster invitee to camp after signing a minor-league deal in January.

Earlier Monday, the Cubs added right-hander Shawn Camp to their bullpen mix. Camp had been released by the Seattle Mariners last week.

Major league camp is now at 40 players.

Miller mentoring his bullpen competition

March, 3, 2012
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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MESA, Ariz. -- When it comes to Trever Miller, the Chicago Cubs may have found more than a left-handed reliever for the late innings.

Spring training is barely two weeks old and already the veteran has emerged as a leader among a group of players he is just getting to know.

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AP Photo/The Canadian Press,/Chris YoungTrever Miller, who pitched for three major league teams last season, is competing for a spot in the Cubs bullpen.
Miller, who will turn 39 in May, has provided inspiration for some of the younger pitchers in camp. Fellow newcomer Andy Sonnanstine remarked that Miller’s obvious fitness level means that nobody has excuses for not being in great shape.

“[Sonnanstine] gave me a new title this year,” Miller said. “He said, ‘You’re a young kid’s worst nightmare because you are in impeccable shape, you can run for days, you work really hard in the weight room.’ So they have no excuses.”

Regardless of his commitment to fitness, his lasting impression remains to be seen. The Cubs do need some late innings to be filled from left-handers in the wake of Sean Marshall's departure, but Miller will have to earn his spot as a non-roster invitee to camp.

“He’s doing well,” manager Dale Sveum said. “He’s the ultimate professional. He came in in phenomenal shape and he’s throwing the ball well. It’s just one of those things where it all comes down to what happens against that other team with all this competition that is going on in camp.”

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Sources: Cubs sign veteran lefty Miller

January, 30, 2012
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Stark By Jayson Stark
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The Chicago Cubs have signed left-handed reliever Trever Miller to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to two sources familiar with the deal.

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