Ex-MLB pitcher Justin Miller found dead

Former Major League relief pitcher Justin Miller was found dead Wednesday night at the age of 35.

According to CBS Sports,Miller spent 7 seasons in Major League Baseball and last played in the majors in 2010 for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Miller was found dead in his Palm Harbor,Fla. home, police are still investigating the cause of death.

According to Fox Sports, Miller was one of the first pitchers to have his arms covered with tattoos. In 2004, Major League Baseball required Miller to wear long sleeves because his tattoos were considered a distraction. The rule became known as the “Justin Miller rule”.

Miller compiled a record of 24-14 with a 4.82 earned run average. He pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays,Florida Marlins, San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers.

Miller leaves behind a wife and two sons,Joseph and Johnnie. Miller death was called sudden by his wife.

“I think he’d want the world to know that he always did his best at work and at being a dad,” said Miller’s widow, Jessica.

 

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