What are the chances of having a major league manager -- and not just the manager of any major league team, but the New York Yankees -- take time out in the season to speak to a roomful of people who are unlikely ever to play major league baseball? Well, Jai Miller did, but no other Alabama football players who heard from Joe Girardi in Tuscaloosa Thursday.
Jai Miller played with the Baltimore Orioles, and now he is working on earning playing time with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
After toiling in the minors for ten years and getting a handful of at-bats in the majors, former MLB player, Jai Miller is taking a new route in his athletic career. He'll be suiting up for the Alabama football team next fall. Yes, the same Alabama team that'll be competing for a national championship tonight.
Miller was a 4th round pick by the Florida Marlins in 2003...
This afternoon, the Orioles defeated the Atlanta Braves, 2-1, in Grapefruit League action. Jai Miller and Xavier Avery drove in runs late in the game after trailing 1-0; however, the Orioles got another solid pitching performance from the hurlers on the mound.
Jason Hammel pitched his first game as Oriole, tossing two scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and walked one. Pitchers...
The Orioles have essentially completed a three-team deal in which they traded cash to the Oakland A's in return for outfielder Jai Miller and then picked up cash from the Texas Rangers while sending them Brandon Snyder.Taking the latter deal first, trading prospects for cash doesn't seem like something the O's should be doing, but I've never thought all that much...
The Orioles acquire outfielder Jai Miller from the Oakland Athletics and INF Brandon Synder was traded to the Texas Rangers.
The Baltimore Orioles have obtained outfielder Jai Miller from the Oakland Athletics, who parted with the part-time player for cash considerations.
Miller was designated for assignment by Oakland on Dec. 23 after the A's received four players for pitcher Gio Gonzalez.
The 26-year-old Miller went 3 for 12 with a homer and two RBIs for Oakland last season after being called up...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2012
The Baltimore Orioles have obtained outfielder Jai Miller from the Oakland Athletics, who parted with the part-time player for cash considerations. Miller was designated for assignment by Oakland on Dec. 23 after the A's received four players for pitcher Gio Gonzalez. The 26-year-old Miller went 3 for 12 with a homer and two RBIs for Oakland last season after being called up in September.
The Orioles acquired outfielder Jai Miller from the Athletics for cash considerations, according to a press release. Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said in a statement, "Jai Miller has the power, speed, base stealing skills and good athletic ability to be an asset in our outfield as he competes for a spot on our ballclub this spring...
The Athketics have designated Jai Miller for assignment according to a team press release.