The Mets are among the teams actively interested in free agent reliever Andrew Miller, according to a report from Jon Morosi. The Mets’ interest in Miller was first reported earlier this month.
Over the last several seasons, Miller has asserted himself as one of the top relievers in the game. In 2014, he signed a four-year contract with the Yankees before being traded to Cleveland in 2016. During his time with the Indians, Miller was a dominant force on the mound. In 2017, he had a 1.44 ERA with 95 strikeouts in 62.2 innings of work.
The Mets already have a strong connection to Miller in manager Mickey Callaway, who was Miller’s pitching coach in Cleveland. The connection would only seem to benefit the Mets in their potential pursuit of the free agent reliever.
This year, though, Miller sustained an injury that limited him to 34 innings, during which he had a 4.24 ERA and 3.51 FIP, both of which are his worst single-season marks since converting to relief pitching full time in 2012. Now entering his age-34 season, Miller will look to bounce back.