Walt says @Corky_Miller has been re-signed as a player #RedsFest #Reds
— ctrent (@ctrent) December 7, 2013
Here's some good news to start your Saturday: The #Reds have resigned @Corky_Miller to a minor league deal. #LouBatsFor the fifth time in as many years, the Reds have released veteran catcher Corky Miller and re-signed him within the same offseason.
— Louisville Bats (@LouisvilleBats) December 7, 2013
Although no official announcement has been made, general manager Walt Jocketty informed reporters at the team's annual Redsfest event on Saturday that the 37-year-old fan favorite will return as a player in 2014.
Miller has become somewhat of a folk hero among Reds fans despite playing sparingly with the big club. He has spent majority of his seven career seasons with the Reds at the Triple-A level. However, his tutelage of young pitchers, laid back personality, and incredible handlebar mustache have made him a beloved member of the organization.
In 17 games with Cincinnati in 2013, Miller batted .257 (9-35) with no home runs and eight RBI. He hit .200/.295/.333 with four home runs and 19 RBI is 44 games played at Triple-A Louisville.