Free agent reliever Andrew Miller is “moving closer” to a decision on where he’ll sign

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According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Andrew Miller’s agent, Mark Rodgers said today that his client is “moving closer” to a decision on where he’ll sign.

There’s a robust market for Miller at the moment, as Cafardo writes that at least 10 teams are involved. The Red Sox are among them, but the southpaw has also been linked to the Blue Jays and Cardinals. He has reportedly already received multiple three-year offers and is even drawing interest as a closer.

Miller, 29, had a 2.02 ERA with a 103/17 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings this past season between the Red Sox and Orioles.

Report: Mets sign Brad Brach to one-year, $850,000 contract

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets and free agent reliever Brad Brach have agreed on a one-year deal worth $850,000. The contract includes a player option for the 2021 season with a base salary of $1.25 million and additional performance incentives.

Brach, 33, signed as a free agent with the Cubs this past February. After posting an ugly 6.13 ERA over 39 2/3 innings, the Cubs released him in early August. The Mets picked him up shortly thereafter. Brach’s performance improved, limiting opposing hitters to six runs on 15 hits and three walks with 15 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings through the end of the season.

While Brach will add some much-needed depth to the Mets’ bullpen, his walk rate has been going in the wrong direction for the last three seasons. It went from eight percent in 2016 to 9.5, 9.7, and 12.8 percent from 2017-19. Needless to say the Mets are hoping that trend starts heading in the other direction next season.