Indians acquire pitcher Miller from New York Yankees

Posted at 10:24 AM, Jul 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-31 10:24:51-04

The Cleveland Indians Sunday announced that they have acquired Andrew Miller, a left-haded pitcher, from the New York Yankees in exchange for right-handers J.P. Feyereisen, Ben Heller and left-hander Justus Sheffield.

Miller, 31, has gone 6-1 with 9 saves and a 1.39 ERA in 44 relief outings this season for the Yankees, according to a release from the Indians. He owns the 6th-lowest relief ERA in the American League while his .174 average against is also the 6th-lowest relief mark in the American League. He owns an 11:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, is averaging 15.3 strikeouts per 9.0IP 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 (274.2IP, 180H, 83ER, 412SO, .183AVG) 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 (6th overall) in the 2006 draft out of the University of North Carolina.