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Reds sign catcher Miller to Minor League deal

Reds sign catcher Miller to Minor League deal

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CINCINNATI -- The Reds announced that veteran catcher Corky Miller was signed to a Minor League contract and invited to big league camp at Spring Training. Miller, who will be 38 in March, had been contemplating retiring as a player.

"I was ready to go into coaching," said Miller, who attended Redsfest.

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Miller is expected to spend the 2014 season at Triple-A Louisville and be a mentor to catching prospect Tucker Barnhart. Coaching with the Reds down the road is a possibility.

"He's a guy that hopefully has a future in the Reds organization for a long time," general manager Walt Jocketty said.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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