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Miley agrees to Minors deal with Brewers

Left-hander will be invited to big league Spring Training
MLB.com @AdamMcCalvy

PHOENIX -- Add veteran left-hander Wade Miley to the list of competitors for two open spots in the Brewers' starting rotation.

On Wednesday, Miley struck a Minor League agreement with Milwaukee that includes an invitation to big league camp, as first reported by USA Today. Brewers general manager David Stearns said he could not yet confirm the deal, which reportedly would pay Miley $2.5 million in the Majors and includes $3.2 million more in a variety of incentives for innings, starts and relief appearances, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

PHOENIX -- Add veteran left-hander Wade Miley to the list of competitors for two open spots in the Brewers' starting rotation.

On Wednesday, Miley struck a Minor League agreement with Milwaukee that includes an invitation to big league camp, as first reported by USA Today. Brewers general manager David Stearns said he could not yet confirm the deal, which reportedly would pay Miley $2.5 million in the Majors and includes $3.2 million more in a variety of incentives for innings, starts and relief appearances, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

Miley, 31, was a National League All-Star for the D-backs in 2012. He has more recently pitched for the Red Sox, Mariners and Orioles. He was 8-15 with a 5.61 ERA in 32 starts for Baltimore last season with a career-worst 1.73 WHIP, fueled by a Major League-worst 93 walks.

Brewers pitchers and catchers are scheduled to undergo physicals on Thursday before the team's first official workout. At the moment, Chase Anderson, Zach Davies and Jhoulys Chacin are penciled into the top three spots in the rotation, while Jimmy Nelson is recovering from shoulder surgery. That leaves two openings for a group of candidates that includes Brandon Woodruff, Brent Suter, Yovani Gallardo, Junior Guerra, Aaron Wilkerson and Miley.

Like Gallardo, Miley's contract includes incentives for relief work if he does not make the rotation. All but four of Miley's 200 Major League appearances have been starts.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.

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