Dodgers' 2009 first-round Draft pick Miller retires

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Pitcher-turned-hitter Aaron Miller, the Dodgers' first-round pick in 2009, notified the club that he's retiring.

The 27-year-old Miller was a compensation pick for the signing of Derek Lowe. He was taken 36th overall as a left-handed pitcher out of Baylor University, although he was drafted three years earlier by Colorado as a hitter, but didn't sign.

Miller, who reached as high as Double-A, headed a disappointing Dodgers Draft class in 2009. Pitcher Steve Ames is the only one taken from that Draft to reach the Major Leagues.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.