Jack Curry has it:
Miller had been seeking that four year deal and he got it, and now he slots in nicely in the Yankees’ bullpen. As either a 1-2 punch with Dellin Betances or a 1-2-3 punch with Betances and David Robertson, should the Yankees look to load up on bullpen arms and re-sign their closer.
Miller was great in 2014, posting a 2.02 ERA and a 103/17 K/BB ratio across 62 and a third innings between the Red Sox and Orioles. He was particularly strong in the postseason.
And now he’s a Yankee.
Michael Kopech has opted out of the 2020 season. The White Sox starter informed the team of his decision today, and the team issued a press release to that affect a few minutes ago.
The statement from general manager Rick Hahn. said “we recognize that reaching this decision is incredibly difficult for any competitive athlete, and our organization is understanding and supportive. We will work with Michael to assure his development continues throughout 2020, and we look forward to welcoming him back into our clubhouse for the 2021 season.”
Kopech, 24, has only four big league starts under his belt, all coming in late August and early September of 2018, but after a strong spring training he was likely to make Chicago’s rotation at some point in the 2020 season after sitting out all of 2019 following Tommy John surgery. Kopech was among the players sent to Chicago from the Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade back in December 2016. Others involved in the deal included Yoán Moncada, Victor Diaz, and Luis Alexander Basabe.
Now, however, Kopech has opted out.