Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller, who yesterday was named MLB’s sixth-best prospect by Baseball America, was scratched from his throwing session today due to shoulder soreness.
Manager Mike Matheny told Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com that the Cardinals “are not too concerned” and called the move “more preventative right now.”
Miller made his big-league debut in September with 14 very impressive innings and is in the mix to replace Kyle Lohse in the Cardinals’ rotation
Update (7:51 PM ET): ESPN’s Buster Olney says the deal isn’t final yet. Rosenthal says that any delay on this trade is due to Kinsler’s no-trade clause, but he still expects the deal to happen.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Angels will acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers. It is not known yet what the Tigers will receive in return. Kinsler had to waive his no-trade clause in order for the deal to happen.
Kinsler, 35, hit .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, 90 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 613 plate appearances for the Tigers this past season. He’s in the final year of his contract and will earn $10 million for the 2018 season.
The Angels were certainly looking to upgrade at second base and did so with Kinsler. They were also reportedly interested in Cesar Hernandez of the Phillies.