Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that free agent reliever Andrew Miller already has multiple three-year offers on the table, and that it is becoming increasingly likely that the lefty will end up with a four-year deal.
Despite never having been a closer, Miller is drawing interest as a potential closer after a brilliant 2014 campaign with the Red Sox and Orioles. He posted a combined 2.02 ERA with a 103/17 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings. He carried that into the post-season, where he made five appearances and tossed 7 1/3 scoreless, dominant frames.
Miller, taken sixth overall in the 2006 draft, was once a highly-touted prospect but he suffered various injuries and could never get any momentum going as a starter. The Red Sox converted him to a reliever in 2012, which considerably reversed his fortunes.
LOS ANGELES — All-Star pitcher Tony Gonsolin and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed on a two-year, $6.65 million contract that avoided an arbitration hearing.
Gonsolin gets $3.25 million this year and $3.4 million in 2024.
His salary in the second season can escalate by up to $3 million based on a points system in which he will be credited one point for each start, or each relief appearance of 3 1/3 innings: $500,000 apiece for 14, 16, 18, 20, 24 and 28 points. The 2024 salary also would increase by $1,125,000 for winning a Cy Young Award this year, $625,000 for finishing second or third in the voting and $500,000 for finishing fourth or fifth.
The sides exchanged salary proposals on Jan. 13, with Gonsolin seeking a raise from $720,000 last season to $3.4 million this year, while the Dodgers offered $3 million.
The 28-year-old right-hander was 16-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 24 starts during a breakout season last year. Gonsolin earned his first All-Star selection with an 11-0 record and a 2.02 ERA in the first half. He finished with the highest winning percentage (.941) in franchise history.
Gonsolin has been with the Dodgers for parts of four seasons since being drafted in the ninth round out of Saint Mary’s College in 2016. He is 26-6 with a 2.51 ERA in 59 career games.
He helped the Dodgers win the 2020 World Series during the pandemic-shortened season.