Athletics

Athletics

The A's have not yet signed any starting pitchers this offseason, but they continue to be active in their search.

After reaching out to Edwin Jackson, Trevor Cahill, and Clay Buchholz, Oakland has now had talks with 28-year-old right-hander Shelby Miller, a source told NBC Sports California.

Miller became a free agent last week when he was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks, ending a nightmare three-year stint in Arizona. In 2016, Miller went 3-12 with a 6.15 ERA. His 2017 season ended after just four starts when he had to undergo Tommy John surgery. He returned briefly in June of 2018 before being shut down with right elbow inflammation.

As disappointing as his last three seasons have been, Miller showed incredible talent his first four Major League seasons, compiling an ERA of 3.22 between St. Louis and Atlanta, and earning a trip to the 2015 All-Star Game. At just 28 years old, he certainly has time to get his career back on track.

Miller earned $4.9 million last season and $4.7 million in 2017. He figures to get less than that next year due to his recent struggles and injury questions. 

Miller could end up being a nice low-risk, high-reward signing.