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.
A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.
MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.
The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.
St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.
There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.
Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.
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