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Report: Rangers sign Shelby Miller to one-year deal

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Rangers and pitcher Shelby Miller are in agreement on a one-year contract. Miller will earn a $2 million salary with the potential for an additional $3 million through performance bonuses, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.

Miller, 28, recently ended a tumultuous three-year stint with the Diamondbacks — he was non-tendered at the end of November — after coming over from the Braves in a December 2015 trade. Across those three seasons, he made just 28 starts and posted a 6.35 ERA with 109 strikeouts and 62 walks in 139 innings. Miller battled elbow issues over the past two seasons, severely limiting his effectiveness.

Miller will try to reestablish himself with the rebuilding Rangers. He will likely work out of the rotation, assuming all goes well throughout the spring.

Brian Anderson suffers hand fracture on a hit-by-pitch

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Marlins infielder/outfielder Brian Anderson departed Friday’s 19-11 win over the Phillies with a left hand contusion, the club announced. Following an X-ray, it was then revealed that he had sustained a fracture of the fifth metacarpal — an injury severe enough that it’ll likely keep him off the field for the remainder of the 2019 season.

Anderson suffered the injury on a hit-by-pitch in the third inning. On the first pitch of the at-bat, with the bases loaded and one out, he took a 93.9-m.p.h. fastball off his left hand. The HBP forced in a run, but he doubled over in pain and was quickly examined by a member of the Marlins’ staff before officially departing the game in the top of the fourth.

It’s an unfortunate way to end Anderson’s third campaign with the Marlins. The 26-year-old has posted some career-high numbers this year, reaching the 20-homer mark for the first time and batting a healthy .261/.342/.468 with an .810 OPS and 3.0 fWAR through 510 PA. Despite the setback, he should be fully healed and ready to go well in advance of the Marlins’ spring training in 2020.