Wade Miller (born September 13, 1976 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Chicago Cubs. From 1999 through 2004, Miller played for the Houston Astros. He bats and throws right-handed.
A winner of 45 games in a three-year period for the Astros, Miller was one of the best young pitchers in the National League before injuring the rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder in 2004.
Miller went 16-8 with 183 strikeouts and a 3.40 ERA in 2001. A year later, he was close behind at 15-4, 144, 3.35, and tied the club record with a 12-game winning streak over the summer. He then pitched through right forearm pain in 2003, but still was 14-13, 161, 4.13, and led his team in starts (33) and innings (187.1).
In 2004 Miller was 7-7 with 74 strikeouts and a 3.35 ERA in 15 starts before going on the disabled list in June with a season-ending rotator cuff injury. Astros believed he was playing hurt with shoulder and elbow injuries much of a year before, but he never complained about them.
In a six-year career, Miller has compiled a 58-39 record with 659 strikeouts and a 3.87 ERA in 768 innings.
A free agent before the 2005 season, Miller was signed by the Boston Red Sox. He started the year on the disabled list. The acquisition paid off well when Miller was activated on May 8, while starters Curt Schilling and David Wells spent time on the DL.
On January 23, 2006 the Chicago Cubs signed Miller to a one-year, one million dollar contract, with $1 million more in incentives.