CHICAGO (AP) – Wade Miller, who missed most of last season recovering from shoulder surgery, agreed Thursday to a one-year contract to stay with the Chicago Cubs.

The 30-year-old right-hander made five starts at the end of the season for the Cubs, going 0-2 with a 4.57 ERA. He is expected to compete for the fifth spot in the rotation next year.

Miller has a 62-45 major league record while pitching for the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox and Cubs. He has made 144 starts in eight big league seasons and spent the majority of his career with Houston, from 1999-2004.

AP-ES-11-09-06 1528EST

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