"I'm thrilled that we got him back," Leyland said, "because when he's at his best, he's really the kind of pitcher we need. He was a versatile-type guy. He wore a lot of hats for us."
Of course, Leyland admitted, he also was one of his most frustrating pitchers when he wasn't on his game, working to full counts and churning through pitch counts.
All of Miner's Major League appearances from 2006-09 -- 35 starts, 123 relief appearances -- came under Leyland. He missed 2010 with Tommy John surgery and signed with the Royals the following offseason.