As one of, if not the best, relief pitchers on the free agent market, southpaw, Andrew Miller has attracted suitors from across the league. However, it appears that the Baltimore Orioles are not one of those teams, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.
8 to 10 teams still seriously in mix for LHP Andrew Miller. Industry source says Os not one of them. He gone. Link: http://t.co/ayUPN2cOTp
— Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) November 24, 2014
Miller was traded to the Orioles at the trade deadline from the Boston Red Sox, and contributed to a bullpen that froze bats through October. The move makes sense for the Orioles, who have a glut of bullpen arms that includes Zach Britton, Darren O’Day, and Brian Matusz.
As of right now, it appears that the Detroit Tigers, who desperately tried to get Miller this July, are the front runners for Miller’s services. Miller is looking for a four year deal, but prospective monetary terms have not been made public. The Tigers traded Miller away in 2007 in a landmark deal that sent Miguel Cabrera to Detroit. Miller is especially attractive because he doesn’t have the qualifying offer tag that would have stopped teams for bidding previously.
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