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Report: Brewers to sign Shelby Miller to minor league deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers are expected to sign pitcher Shelby Miller to a minor league contract.

Miller, 28, was released by the Rangers earlier this month after allowing 46 runs (42 earned) on 58 hits and 29 walks with 30 strikeouts across 44 innings of work. Miller made eight starts and 11 relief appearances.

Prior to 2019, Miller spent three injury-plagued and unproductive seasons with the Diamondbacks, where he posted an aggregate 6.35 ERA in 139 innings. The Brewers are hoping Miller can rebound, but the odds seem long.

Trea Turner hits for the cycle

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.

Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:

After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.