Miller, Franklin Fighting For Spot In Peoria

CBS Seattle

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The arrival of Robinson Cano suddenly left Brad Miller in the midst of a competition.

Throughout his first experience last season with the Seattle Mariners, Miller showed signs at the plate and in the field that he could be a long-term answer at shortstop.

And then the Mariners threw $240 million toward Cano, and Miller was left to enter spring training in a battle with teammate Nick Franklin to be the Mariners’ starting shortstop.

“We know we’re not going to be playing second base, one of us. That is the reality of it,” Miller said Friday morning. “But I think we’re both focused on putting our best, not necessarily against the other guy, but putting our best out there for the Mariners. That’s pretty much the focus. We’ve been getting a lot of good work in.”

Miller was one of the pleasant surprises to come out…

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