"I've never been released," Millar said Wednesday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "Fortunately, I've had an opportunity to play with a couple of different teams and play for a long time, but [Tuesday] was the first time I've ever been released. You knew that day was going to come. I still felt confident going into the clubhouse [Tuesday] that I was breaking camp with the Cubbies. It was still a situation where I felt like I was a nice fit for that spot."
The Cubs picked left-handed hitting third baseman/first baseman Chad Tracy over the right-handed hitting Millar. From a statistical standpoint, neither player stood out this spring, with Tracy batting .243 with six RBIs and Millar batting .242 with a home run and three RBIs.
Soon after general manager Jim Hendry told him the news Tuesday morning, the 38-year-old Millar said the reality of the situation hit him.