MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that the Reds and Wade Miley have come to an agreement on a two-year, $15 million contract. The deal also includes a club option for the 2022 season worth $10 million with a $1 million buyout, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Miley, 33, rode an excellent but abbreviated 2018 campaign into a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Astros for the 2019 season. He was among baseball’s best starters for most of the season, ending August with a 3.06 ERA. However, after a shaky final month, Miley finished with a 3.98 ERA and 140 strikeouts with 61 walks over 167 1/3 innings. The lefty appeared in only one game for the Astros in the postseason.
Miley will be the only lefty in the Reds’ rotation as presently constructed. He joins Luis Castillo, Trevor Bauer, Sonny Gray, and Anthony DeSclafani.
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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