Yankees outright Jim Miller to Triple-A

Update: "No chance" the Yankees pursue Michael Bourn
Friday Night Open Thread

The Yankees have outrighted Jim Miller to Triple-A, the team announced. The right-handed reliever was designated for assignment earlier this week to clear room on the 40-man roster for Ichiro Suzuki.

Miller, 30, was claimed off waivers from the Athletics late last month. He pitched to a 2.59 ERA (4.74 FIP) in 48.2 innings for Oakland last year and owns a 2.42 ERA (4.42 FIP) with big strikeout (8.10 K/9 and 20.4 K%) and walk (5.12 BB/9 and 12.9 BB%) rates in 63.1 career big league innings.

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Update: "No chance" the Yankees pursue Michael Bourn
Friday Night Open Thread
  • kenthadley

    Guess they like him better than Mickey Storey, who passed through waivers for Toronto.

  • Havok9120

    Ah, this is nice. Bullpen stockpile.

  • Flyer7

    Suppose full 40 man rosters allowed Yanks to stock Spence and Miller in AAA. Wouldnt be surprised if one of them goes North in April

  • Chris Widger

    As much criticism as Cash is getting here, I love these below-the-radar moves with possible middle relief guys. Certainly better than picking up wrecks like Buddy Groom or Chad Qualls and hoping to get lucky – these guys have had recent success as middle-innings guys and now they are there for depth.

    • Dropped Third

      Cash takes a lot of abuse but he’s pretty good at digging through the scrap heap… Or it could also be the team has a good pro-scouting department. Yankees have no trouble acquiring quality relievers of late.

  • Travis L.

    Wish we could have kept Mickey Storey though!!