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Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Shelby Miller strikes out Chicago White Sox's Dominic Fletcher to end the team's winning game on March 30, 2024, in Chicago.Shelby Miller has been playing professional baseball for fifteen years, since he was a first-round MLB draft pick out of central Texas’s Brownwood High School in 2009.The 6-foot-3 right-hander was pitching in the major league playoffs at age 21, even before he nearly won Rookie of the Year. At 24, he was an All-Star. He was also a key figure in two high-profile trades early in his career, sending him from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Atlanta Braves to the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was in Arizona, when he injured his throwing arm in 2017 and needed Tommy John surgery to reconstruct his elbow, that Miller’s career took a drastic turn for the worse.Miller went 15–9 as a rookie and collected 37 total wins before…

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