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Tigers call up top ‘06 pick

August 30, 2006

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— That was quick.

After only three games with Class-A Lakeland (Fla.), left-hander Andrew Miller found himself in the Detroit Tigers' clubhouse at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday after being recalled by the AL Central leaders.

That's what nine strikeouts in five innings will do for you.

The 21-year-old Miller was Detroit's first-round pick (sixth overall) in the June draft after going 13-2 with a 2.48 ERA in 20 games at North Carolina. He thought he might be called up by the Tigers in September, but he was summoned even earlier after his dazzling debut in Class-A.

"I got my feet wet," Miller said. "I got to see the smaller strike zone than you see in college. I got to see wood bats. I'm certain the approach of the hitters is quite different in A-ball than it is here in the major leagues. Again, I just got my feet wet."

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