Detroit Tigers Rumors: 5 Possible Free-Agent Targets In 2015

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Oct 15, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Andrew Miller throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the 7th inning in game four of the 2014 ALCS playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Miller

Detroit Tigers fans should be familiar with the name Andrew Miller.

Miller was drafted by the Tigers in the first-round of the 2006 draft. He made his MLB debut that season, throwing 10 1/3 innings for Detroit down the stretch. In 2007, Miller would make 13 apathetic starts for the Tigers, and would eventually be a part of the blockbuster trade that brought Miguel Cabrera to the motor city before the 2008 season.

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Miller would also struggle as a starter for the Marlins, posting a 5.89 ERA in 220 innings and was traded to the Boston Red Sox after the 2010 season.

Then came last years trade deadline.

Detroit was reportedly close to dealing for the left-handed reliever, only to see the Baltimore Orioles swoop in at the last minute and lock him down. Two months later, Miller tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings in a pair of crucial spots against the Tigers in the ALDS.

Miller was lights out in 2014, allowing just 14 runs in 62 1/3 innings. He struck out a whopping 42.6 percent of the batters he faced, and only walked seven percent. He also gave up just three home runs all season long.

A pitcher as dominant as Miller could certainly help resurrect the Detroit Tigers bullpen.