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.
David Price has opted out of the 2020 season. he’s the biggest star to do so to date. He said the that he will not play the 2020 season, citing health concerns because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Price joins Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond of the Colorado Rockies, Mike Leake of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and free agent Tyson Ross on the list of players who have chosen not to take part in the season.
Price, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers in a five-player deal in February, previously agreed to pay more than 200 Dodgers minor leaguers $1,000 each to make up for lost wages. He was poised to enter the fifth season of a seven-year, $217 million contract he signed with the Red Sox in December of 2015. Per the terms of the agreement between the MLBPA and MLB, Price will not be paid for the 2020 season.