Philadelphia Phillies sign infielder Brad Miller to one-year contract

Sep 24, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Brad Miller (33) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies signed infielder Brad Miller to a one-year contract.

The team announced the deal Wednesday. MLB Network said Miller will earn $3.5 million.

Miller, 31, spent part of the 2019 season with the Phillies before playing for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020.

He batted .232 with seven homers and 25 RBIs in 48 games last season and is a career .240 hitter with 95 home runs and 318 RBIs in 807 games with the Seattle Mariners (2013-15), Tampa Bay Rays (2016-18), Milwaukee Brewers (2018), Cleveland Indians (2019), Phillies and Cardinals.

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From Sept. 21-29, 2019, he became the first player in Phillies history with three multi-homer games in a span of nine days.

Miller primarily played third base and left field when he was with Philadelphia, although he has played most often in his career at shortstop (351 starts), second base (133) and first base (71).

To make room for Miller on the 40-man roster, right-hander Seranthony Dominguez was placed on the 60-day injured list as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

The Phillies also added left-handed reliever Tony Watson as a non-roster invitee to spring training.

The 35-year-old was 1-0 with two saves and a 2.50 ERA in 21 games (18 innings) out of the San Francisco Giants’ bullpen last season.

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Watson is 40-25 with 32 saves and a 2.80 ERA in 627 appearances with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2011-17), Los Angeles Dodgers (2017) and Giants (2018-20).

He made the All-Star team in 2014, finishing that season with a 10-2 record and a 1.63 ERA in a National League-leading 78 games.

–Field Level Media