Miller gets start in Cactus opener

Miller gets start in Cactus opener

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Shelby Miller will start the D-backs' Cactus League opener Saturday against the Rockies at 1:10 p.m. MST at Salt River Fields. Miller will be followed to the mound by Archie Bradley. Silvino Bracho, Keyvius Sampson, Joey Krehbiel, Daniel Gibson and Yuhei Nakaushiro are also scheduled to pitch.

The game will be available on Gameday Audio

While it is only Spring Training, Miller is still looking forward to getting back on the mound after what was a tremendously disappointing 2016 season in which he compiled a 6.15 ERA.

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Miller finished the year with 11 shutout innings over his final two starts and has come to camp this year in search of a fresh start.

"I'm excited to get out there and pitch, for sure," he said. "Get things rolling, get on the mound and get back into the mode of competing again. I'm definitely excited to get out there and see where I'm at."

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.