Philadelphia Phillies
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Name  Zach Miner
Born  3/12/1982
Height  6-4
Weight  225
Number  83
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
12/31/2010 6:00:00 PM
Description: Zach Miner has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Royals. SOURCE: DAVID HOLTZMAN
Insight: He will get a chance at a rotation spot and there is no easier place to win one than Kansas City. No matter what role he has, he isn't worth drafting in any league.
11/29/2010 3:00:00 PM
Description: The Tigers have designated Miner for assignment.
Insight: Miner missed all of 2010 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He had a 4.29 ERA over 92.1 innings with the Tigers in 2009. (
5/26/2010 10:45:00 PM
Description: Jason Beck of reports, via Twitter, that Miner (elbow) is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on Friday in Los Angeles.
Insight: Miner is obviously out for the rest of 2010, and should not be expected to return much before the middle of next season. (
5/14/2010 7:45:00 PM
Description: reports Miner (elbow) was scheduled to be examined on Friday after experiencing discomfort in his elbow during an appearance in extended spring training on Thursday.
Insight: This setback will almost certainly delay Miner's return to the Tigers' bullpen. (
5/5/2010 12:06:00 AM
Description: reports Miner (elbow) will throw in extended spring training on Thursday.
Insight: If all goes well, Miner may go on a rehab assignment. He seems to be making decent progress at this point. (
4/28/2010 10:10:00 PM
Description: reports Miner (elbow) is scheduled to face hitters in an extended spring training game on Thursday in Florida.
Insight: Miner seems to be close to returning to the Tigers. If all goes well on Thursday, he may go on a minor league rehab assignment. (
4/27/2010 2:45:00 PM
Description: The Detroit News reports Miner (elbow) is "about ready to pitch", according to Tigers' manager Jim Leyland.
Insight: Miner has progressed steadily in his recovery recently, but there is still no definite timetable for his return. (
4/23/2010 2:48:00 PM
Description: reports Miner (elbow) threw an eight-minute mound session on Tuesday.
Insight: Miner has a 10-minute mound session scheduled for Friday, and if all goes well he could return sooner as opposed to later. (
4/19/2010 10:32:00 AM
Description: reports Miner (elbow) has begun throwing long-toss.
Insight: Miner is recovering from elbow tendinitis and is working at the Tigers' spring training complex in Florida. He is hoping to return in May. (
3/19/2010 11:52:00 AM
Description: Tom Gage of the Detroit News reports, via Twitter, that an MRI in Miner's (right elbow) elbow revealed a strain and no structural damage.
Insight: Miner still may not be ready for the start of the season, but his injury could be a lot worse. (
1/20/2010 8:35:00 AM
Description: Miner agreed to a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Tigers on Tuesday.
Insight: Miner had a 4.29 ERA in 51 appearances with the Tigers last season. (
3/22/2009 12:54:00 PM
Description: reports that manager Jim Leyland said that Miner has been eliminated from contention for the Tigers' fifth starer spot.
Insight: The competition for the fifth spot is now down to rookie Rick Porcello, Dontrelle Willis and the leader right now, Nate Robertson. (
3/5/2009 7:25:00 PM
Description: reports that Miner is hoping to pitch himself into the starting rotation this Spring.
Insight: Miner was 5-2 with a 4.30 ERA in 13 starts and 3-3 with a 4.23 ERA in 32 relief appearances last season with the Tigers. (