Report: Tigers close to acquiring Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller

Thursday July 31st, 2014

The Detroit Tigers are close to acquiring Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller, reports Fox Sports' Jon Morosi.

Miller is 3-5 with a 2.34 ERA, 13 holds and a 0.90 WHIP this season. 

The Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals have all reportedly inquired about Miller.  ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reported that the Red Sox want a top prospect in return for Miller. 

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Miller, who has a career 5.06 ERA, started his career with the Tigers in 2006, and was dealt to the Miami Marlins in 2008 as part of the trade that brought two-time American League Most Valuable Player Miguel Cabrera to Detroit. 

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