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Patriots Sign Major League Pitcher Jim Miller, Release Evan Meek

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Randolph native Jim Miller is shown earlier this year pitching for the Colorado Sky Sox. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots
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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Jim Miller.

Miller enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He owns five seasons of Major League service, most recently with the New York Yankees in 2014.

Miller, who also played in the big leagues with the Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, and Oakland A’s, has a 3.48 ERA in 67.1 innings of work at the Major League level.

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Miller began 2016 with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox and recorded 19 strikeouts in 17 innings of work.

In 2015, Miller had a 4-3 record, a 2.91 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 74.1 innings pitched at Triple-A Durham.

The Randolph, NJ native began his career in the Rockies organization. Miller was named an All-Star in his first three seasons of professional baseball with the Rockies

Miller then joined the Orioles organization, with a majority of his service played with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides.

Over the next four years, Miller played in the Rockies, Athletics, Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays organizations.

Miller will be activated for Thursday night’s game against the Sugar Land Skeeters.

In other team news, the Somerset Patriots have released right-handed pitcher Evan Meek.

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