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Pirates Interested in Andrew Miller, Who is Drawing a Lot of Demand

Pirates Interested in Andrew Miller, Who is Drawing a Lot of Demand

Last night we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking at Boston Red Sox relievers. Today we get some more specifics, as it seems they're one of many teams interested in left-handed reliever Andrew Miller.

Rob Biertempfel says that the Pirates are interested in Miller.

https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/493431544896184320

Pete Abraham says that a lot of scouts are asking about Miller, and he suspects he will be the next to go.

https://twitter.com/PeteAbe/status/493460087164657664

Gordon Edes wrote about how Miller is in high demand, and that the Pirates have been tracking him for some time. He also mentions the Braves as a team that has been tracking Miller, and the Royals and "a host of other clubs" who have shown interest.

Miller has a 2.52 ERA in 39.1 innings, with a 1.82 xFIP. He's putting up amazing strikeout numbers, with a 14.64 K/9. He's making $1.9 M this year, and is a free agent at the end of the season....

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