Andrew Miller Signed

First round pick, Andrew Miller, has been signed to a four-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. Miller, a star at North Carolina, had 13-2 record with a 2.48 earned run average in his final collegiate season. He won the Roger Clemens Award given to the NCAA’s best pitcher and set a school-best mark in strikeouts with 325 in his career.

Though the terms haven’t been announced, Jon Paul Morosi of the Free Press cites a source: “The Tigers did not announce terms; however, one source with knowledge of the negotiations said it included a $3.55 million signing bonus with a guaranteed value near $5.5 million. Incentives could bring the total value above $7 million.” He will be placed on the 40-man roster making him eligible for a September call-up. I don’t know if there is a precedent for a college pick getting much action in the thick of a pennant race in the year he was drafted, but we’ll see as he will almost certainly be part of the team in September.


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