Former MLB pitcher Justin Miller found dead at age 35
A former pitcher for the Blue Jays, Marlins, Giants and Dodgers, Justin Miller was found dead. He was 35 years old.
Miller played from 2002-2010. His body was found Wednesday night, but the cause of death has yet to be released by the Pinellas County Sherriff”s Office. According to the Associated Press, Matt Sosnick, Miller’s agent, confirmed the former pitcher’s death on Friday. The former Marlin had resided in Palm Harbor, Florida since 2002.
Wonderful guy, great client. Very disappointed,” Sosnick told Fox Sports.
In the MLB, Miller may be remembered as the cause for the “Justin Miller Rule.” He was one of the first to have his arms covered in tattoos, and then, in 2004, he was required by the MLB to wear long sleeves because the numerous tattoos distracted hitters.
His family will remember him in a much different manner.
After retiring from playing baseball, Miller became a coach, and a great family man. His wife, Jessica Miller, was very proud of the way he was with his players and his family. She told the Tampa Bay Times about how her husband loved to spend time with their two sons, Joseph, 18, and Johnnie, 7, and how committed he was to his family.
“I think he’d want the world to know that he always did his best at work and at being a dad,” she told the Times. “He always tried.”