New York Yankees’ Andrew Miller delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in New York. The Yankees defeated the White Sox 3-2.
By Ryan Hatch
Players “all want stability” Miller told the AP, also mentioning how he has zero influence on whether he’s traded or not.
The Yankees are rumored to want a big league-ready starting pitcher for Miller, one they may not be able to find. It was widely reported the Houston Astros and Yankees had discussed a swap, but Houston recently landed closer Ken Giles from the Phillies, all but shutting down talks.
Miller saves 36 of 38 games last year and finished the season, his first ever as a closer, with a 2.04 ERA.
Miller is signed for three more years with the Yankees and owed $27 million. If he were to leave, eighth-inning man Dellin Betances would likely slide into the closer’s role.