The New York Yankees have officially declared themselves a day prior to the trade deadline, and Andrew Miller is the subject.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the New York Yankees have agreed to trade All-Star reliever Andrew Miller to the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians.
Buster Olney of ESPN added that New York will receive Clint Frazier and Justus Sheffield — the number one and five prospects in Cleveland’s organization — at the very least in return for his services.
Given Miller’s contract stability and pure dominance, it had to take an undeniable offer for the Yankees’ front office to budge on a deal. Moreover, parting with two of their most highly regarded prospects displays Cleveland’s desire to “win now.”
This move comes a day after they reportedly acquired All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers to solidify a somewhat questioned lineup.
Miller will finish his tenure in the Big Apple with a 1.77 ERA, 45 saves, and 177 strikeouts in 107 innings combined over nearly two completed seasons. Now, his task will be helping the Tribe bring home their first championship since 1948.