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Yankees told Andrew Miller they’d trade him if they got a good deal


The Yankees told reliever Andrew Miller that they would trade him if an offer blew them away, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reported on Monday. The 44-44 Yankees still haven’t committed to selling, but with the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching, they will have to commit either way at some point.

Miller, 31, is earning $9 million this season as well as in each of the next two seasons. The lefty has a 1.37 ERA with a 69/6 K/BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings. He’s an All-Star this season for the first time in his 11-year career.

The Yankees are also reportedly willing to trade Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances.

Brad Ausmus interviewing for Astros manager job

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I did the Handsome Managers list in December. Thought I had moved on. Thought I’d never have to think about him again. But here is, walking right back in my door: Brad Ausmus is interviewing for the vacant Astros manager job. So reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.

Ausmus played for the Astros longer than he played for any other team in the bigs, notching ten years of service in two stints and playing on the 2005 NL Pennant-winning club. As a manager, you know, that he led the Tigers for four seasons and was the Angels’ skipper last year.

Houston has already interviewed Dusty Baker for the job. They’ll presumably want someone in place before spring training begins in a few weeks.