ULM product Jim Miller, who made his major league debut for the Baltimore Orioles in 2008, is pitching well enough this season to make his return to a big league bullpen.
A stellar first half helped Miller earn selection to the International League All-Star team. The hard-throwing closer for the Norfolk (Va.) Tides leads the league with 16 saves. Miller is 2-2 with a 1.87 ERA.
The International League will take on the Pacific Coast League in the 22nd annual Triple-A All-Star Game on July 15 in Portland, Oregon. The game can be seen live on ESPN2.
A reliever at ULM in 2003 and 2004, Miller went 3-2 with seven saves while posting a 3.86 with 42 strikeouts in 26 in his final collegiate season. Miller finished his career with a 4-2 record and eight saves in 44 relief appearances.