The Cleveland Indians are making big moves before the MLB trade deadline acquiring New York Yankees pitcher and reliever Andrew Miller early Sunday.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirmed the Yankees-Indians trade via Twitter with other reports state that New York will be acquiring Clint Frazier and Justus Sheffield in the New York-Cleveland deal near the trade deadline.
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BREAKING: Andrew Miller to #Indians.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2016
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Heller and Fryerson go to yanks in miller deal, too
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2016
Other reports also add that Cleveland will be sending two more prospects to New York in the deal and likely, these are prospect pitchers in the Indians roster.
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The 31-year-old Miller is a reliable reliever for the Yankees and he will immediately help the Indians’ squad which is at the top of the American League team standings. Through Saturday’s games, the Indians have 59 wins against 42 losses tied at the top of the AL with the Texas Rangers (61-44).
Andrew Miller has a 39-41 win-loss record in his career with 4.35 ERA, 667 strikeouts and 46 saves in an MLB career that saw stints with the Detroit Tigers (2006-2007), Florida Marlins (2008 to 2010), Boston Red Sox (2011 to 2014), Baltimore Orioles (2014) and the Yankees (2015-2016).
Miller, who played in 44 games for the struggling Yankees this season, has a 6-1 win-loss record, 1.39 ERA, 77 strikeouts and 9 saves in the 2016 season. This is the third year that he has a dominant line as a relief pitcher.
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The Yankees (52-51) are in ninth place in the American League but getting the prospects could be the priority for the squad than aiming for a postseason slot.
In other MLB trade deadline news, the Indians are also set to acquire Jonathan Lucroy from the Milwaukee Brewers pending finalization of the deal.
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