“After 16 seasons in the majors, Andrew Miller has announced his retirement,” the MLB on Fox Twitter account wrote on Thursday.
After 16 seasons in the majors, Andrew Miller has announced his retirement. pic.twitter.com/D9ZWs5AoYN
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 24, 2022
Miller was a highly respected pitcher and a prominent voice in the MLB Players Association, an organization in which he had a role on the executive board.
He was one of the main actors in achieving better playing conditions for the union in collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations during the winter and part of the spring.
A Top Pitcher In His Prime
On the mound, he was a beast, too.
Miller pitched 829 innings in his MLB career, with a really solid 27.1% strikeout rate and a 4.03 ERA.
He played for seven MLB franchises: the Detroit Tigers, the Florida Marlins, the Boston Red Sox, the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees, the Cleveland Indians, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
He started his MLB tenure as a promising starter, but couldn’t develop into a reliable rotation piece and was sent to the bullpen.
From 2012 to 2017, Miller was perhaps the single most dominating left-handed reliever in baseball.
His last season with the Cardinals didn’t quite go as he hoped: he posted an underwhelming 4.75 ERA in 36 innings.
At 36 years old, close to turning 37, Miller decided to call it quits after a very fruitful career that made him and his family millions in dollars and memories.
He goes as one of the most respected veteran voices in MLB clubhouses and dugouts.
Fans will miss his excellent breaking ball and his overall contributions to the game.