Rangers designate Shelby Miller for assignment

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The Rangers have designated pitcher Shelby Miller for assignment, The Athletic’s Levi Weaver reports. Pitcher Jesse Biddle has been added to the 25-man roster.

Miller, 28, inked a one-year, $2 million deal with the Rangers in January 2019. The deal included performance incentives for reaching various thresholds of innings pitched and days spent on the active roster, as both sides were banking on a bounce-back year. Alas, it never happened.

Across eight starts and 11 relief appearances, Miller posted an 8.59 ERA with a 30/29 K/BB ratio in 44 innings. It has now been four seasons in which Miller has been injured and/or ineffective. He still has youth on his side, but his chances to stick around in the majors are rapidly vanishing.