Shelby Miller SP ATL 4 Months

Miller has been traded to the Braves as part of a four-player swap that will send Jason Heyward to the Cardinals.

The shift to Atlanta firms up Miller's job security, while the Braves will have four years of club control on the former first-round pick. Miller has not tossed 200 innings in a big league season thus far in his career, but at age-24 he offers a much needed stabilizing presence in the middle of the Atlanta rotation. In order for the deal to be considered a success, the Braves will need Miller to push his strikeout rate back up closer to his 2013 level (23.4 K%, 8.8 K/9) after a significant slide last season (16.6% K%, 6.3 K/9) drove a spike in his ERA (3.74) and FIP (4.54).

Shelby Miller SP ATL 6 Months

Miller will start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Giants next Wednesday, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Miller finished the regular season with a 1.48 ERA over his final five starts, and while he failed to make it out of the sixth inning in Tuesday's Game 4, he did enough for the Cardinals to earn the decisive victory. He'll again follow Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn and John Lackey in the Championship Series.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 6 Months

Miller is scheduled to pitch the fourth game of the NLDS.

Miller nabbed the final spot in the postseason rotation over Michael Wacha, who's struggles since returning from the disabled list have relegated him to long relief out of the bullpen. He finished the regular season with a 10-9 record, posting a 3.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 127:73 K:BB ratio.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 6 Months

Miller pitched just 4.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out eight in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Miller, who recently suffered a shin bruise in his last start, did not look sharp Tuesday. With 183 innings on the year, the Cardinals may have wanted to scale back Miller's work in preparation for their forthcoming playoff series, as this was his last start of the regular season. He ends his season with 10 wins to go with a 3.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 127:73 K:BB ratio.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 6 Months

Miller suffered a shin bruise during Thursday's start against Milwaukee, but the team doesn't expect the injury to affect his next start, reports.

Miller pitched six solid innings in Thursday's extra innings win, throwing just 82 pitches in the process. Both Miller and the team are confident he'll be able to start as scheduled next week.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 6 Months

Miller tossed six solid innings Thursday against the Brewers, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and striking out four, but received no decision.

Miller continues to deliver one strong outing after another here in September. For the month, he's allowed two earned runs in 26 innings spanning four starts. Oh, and he's avoided walking a batter in three consecutive outings. Miller will look to ice his September cake with another strong game against the Cubs next week.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 7 Months

Miller won Monday against the Reds as he allowed three hits and recorded four strikeouts in seven scoreless innings.

Miller has not allowed a run in 14 innings over his last two starts and has leveled his record at 9-9 for the season. The Cardinals have played very well of late and Miller has been a big part of their success.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 7 Months

Miller threw seven shutout innings Wednesday against Pittsburgh, giving up just three hits and three walks while striking out five.

It wasn't enough to get the win, however, as the first run wasn't scored until the bottom of the ninth when the Cardinals walked off with the win.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 7 Months

Miller worked seven solid innings Friday night versus the Cubs, allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three.

After being tagged for a dozen earned runs and issuing 10 free passes over his last 17 innings, Miller rebounded with an encouraging effort Friday night. To say that the Cardinals' young righty has been a roller coaster of inconsistency this season would be an understatement. Maybe this nice outing will pave the way to a strong final month of the campaign for one of 2014's most disappointing fantasy hurlers.

Shelby Miller SP ATL 7 Months

Miller lasted six innings Saturday, giving up three earned runs on five hits while walking two and striking out three in a no-decision against the Phillies.

Tough luck for the floundering 23-year-old, as he departed (for the second start in the row) in line for the win with a 5-3 lead that was erased in the eighth. Miller retains his 8-9 record, and how has an ERA of 4.26 with a WHIP of 1.38 and a terrible 66:98 BB:K through 25 starts (145.2 innings) with the Cards this season.