Milwaukee Brewers Bring Back Familiar Face For The Rotation

After a stellar 2018 campaign for the Milwaukee Brewers in which he posted a 2.57 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP in 16 starts, now-36-year-old starting pitcher Wade Miley is back with the Brew Crew.

As reported by MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal, it's a one-year deal worth $4.5M, with an extra $1.5M in incentives. 

Miley has had a bit of trouble staying healthy off and on in recent years, so the bonuses are innings-pitched related. Last year with the Chicago Cubs, he only managed to start eight games due to injuries to his elbow and his shoulder. In those appearances, however, he posted a solid 3.16 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP. 

He's a nice fit in Milwaukee, as he keeps the long ball to a minimum. In a hitter-friendly park like American Family Field, that's definitely a good thing. Miley has allowed less than one HR per nine innings in four of the last five seasons. 

This will be his 4th straight year in the NL Central Division, after spending last year with the Cubs, and the previous two seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. He has a career ERA of 4.13 with 99 career wins.

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