Tribe lands Miller from Yanks for prospects

Tribe lands Miller from Yanks for prospects

The Cleveland Indians acquired left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the New York Yankees on Sunday in exchange for right-handed pitchers J.P. Feyereisen and Ben Heller, left-hander Justus Sheffield and outfielder Clint Frazier.

Miller, 31, went 6-1 with nine saves and a 1.39 ERA in 44 relief outings for the Yankees (45.1 IP, 28H, 8R/7ER, 7BB, 77SO, .174 AVG). He currently owns the -lowest relief ERA in the American League while his .174 average against is also the sixth-lowest relief mark in the AL. He owns an 11-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, is averaging 15.3 strikeouts per nine innings and is second in the league with 77 relief strikeouts. He has allowed runs in just 8 of 44 outings and has not allowed multiple runs in an appearance this season.

Miller owns a career relief ERA of 2.72 in 297 career appearances with the Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees. He was Detroit's first-round pick (No. 6 overall) in the 2006 Draft out of the University of North Carolina. He is currently signed through the 2018 season. His combined relief ERA of 1.98 over the past five seasons is the seventh-lowest mark in Major League Baseball over the span.