The Phillies will add utility player Brad Miller to their bench this weekend after acquiring him Thursday from the Yankees for cash considerations.
Miller, 29, had a .994 OPS this season in 41 games with the Yankees’ triple-A affiliate. He’s lefthanded and can play nearly every position. Adding Miller is an attempt by the Phillies to get more production from their bench as they will also return Roman Quinn from the injured list.
Miller hit 30 homers in 2016 with the Rays but has since hit just 17 with a .692 OPS in 198 major-league games with Tampa Bay, Milwaukee, and Cleveland. He was in spring training with the Dodgers before moving to the Indians in March. He was designated for assignment by Cleveland after just 13 games and latched on with the Yankees. The Phillies are his fourth organization in less than three months.