Owen Miller was born in Mequon and went to Ozaukee High School in Fredonia where he starred on the diamond, and on the court. He went to Illinois State and was the Padres third round pick in 2018.
He made his MLB debut in 2021 and played in 60 games. He hit .204/.243/.309 (.551) with eight doubles and four homers. He was much better in 2022. In 130 games, he hit .243/.301/.351 (.652) with 26 doubles and six home runs. As a rookie, he split his time between second base and first base, but he played all four infield spots. In 2022, he played 80 games at first base, 25 games at second base and four more games at third base.
How will he fit with the Brewers? A right-handed hitter, he can team with Rowdy Tellez and Jon Singleton at first base. He can provide depth around the infield, but especially at second base where Brice Turang will likely play.
On the other side of the transaction, the Brewers will need to send a Player to be Named Later to Cleveland or simply send some Cash.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Brewers Designated catcher Mario Feliciano for Assignment. With the acquisition of William Contreras this week, the Brewers 2016 second round pick became expendable. He played in one game for the Brewers in 2021, walking in his lone plate appearance. In 2022, he played in two games and went 1-for-4 with a walk. In 77 games at Nashville, he hit .274/.326/.386 (.712) with 14 doubles and six home runs.
Presumably the Brewers will attempt to trade Feliciano.
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