Rangers pitcher Shelby Miller underwent one of the hardest surgeries to come back from in 2017 and looks to leave that part of his career behind him.
“Physically, (I’m) in great shape; mentally right where I need to be,” Miller said.
Miller underwent Tommy John surgery in 2017 when he was a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He missed the rest of that season and the first half of 2018.
Miller signed with the Rangers as a free agent in January following a couple sparse and an unimpressive appearances in the second half of the season with Arizona in 2018. Miller was granted free agency in the offseason.
“I never thought I would be that guy… I was always taking care of my body.”
2019 will be his first full season in three years and is expected to be part of the Rangers’ makeshift rotation with three of its five starters coming back from Tommy John surgery.