Miller with the Giants in 2009. (Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Former San Francisco Giants Pitcher Justin Miller Found Dead


MLB veteran and former San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Justin Miller was found dead on Wednesday night, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Miller, who was retired from baseball, has lived in Palm Harbor, Florida since 2002. His body was found around 10:30 pm on Wednesday, but authorities would not disclose the location. The cause of death is currently unknown.

Miller spent seven years in the big leagues, playing for four different teams. He had a record of 24-14 and an ERA of 4.82 during his career.

He played for the Giants in 2009, after making the team out of spring training. Miller was pretty solid as a reliever, appearing in 44 games and recording a 3.18 ERA.

He was famous for having a plethora of colorful tattoos all over his body. In fact, he had so many that MLB instituted a rule that required him to wear a long-sleeved shirt during games, because hitters were distracted by the tattoos on his arms.

Miller last played for the Dodgers in 2010, and was released in 2011.

Since leaving the game, he had gotten in coaching.

“He was gifted at putting things in a language that kids could understand,” his wife, Jessica Miller, told the Tampa Bay Times. “That was something he was really proud of.”

Miller was just 35 years old, and leaves behind his two sons.

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