Miller called out the Indians after the move and criticized them for not trying to compete, according to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com.
"They acknowledge that it wasn't fair. But I'm just a player. I go out there and play my hardest and play for the guys next to me," Miller said.
"Obviously, they don't want the best guys up here. So I'm just trying to take it somewhere else and see what we've got."
Miller was reaching base for Cleveland at the third-best clip this season, as he slashed .250/.325/.417 in 13 games played. As a team, the Indians are hitting .194/.282/.316.
However, longtime second baseman Jason Kipnis is set to return from the injured list and make his season debut Monday after missing time with a calf injury. Miller played every inning of his abbreviated Indians tenure at the keystone.
With Kipnis returning and shortstop Francisco Lindor starting a rehab assignment, Miller had a feeling he was playing on borrowed time after signing a non-guaranteed one-year, $1-million contract.
"I think the writing was on the wall from the get-go. I just hope I can go somewhere else and get after it," he said.
The 29-year-old owns a career line of .240/.313/.409 with 76 home runs, 106 doubles, and 34 stolen bases over 693 games split between the Indians, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and Milwaukee Brewers.