The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers are both "in serious pursuit" of free-agent relief pitcher Andrew Miller, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.
Miller, 29, was traded by the Red Sox to the Orioles at the last trade deadline. In 73 games with Boston and Baltimore in 2014, he had a 2.02 ERA and 0.802 WHIP. Though he is lefthanded, he was used equally against lefthanded and righthanded batters.
Miller was a highly-touted prospect when he was traded by the Tigers to the Marlins in the deal that sent Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit. He was traded again to the Red Sox, who converted him from a starter to a reliever.
Yankees closer David Robertson is currently a free agent, while the Dodgers will be looking to upgrade a bullpen which lost 17 games last season.
SI.com's Ben Reiter ranked Miller as the 23rd-best free agent available this winter and the top reliever.
- Dan Gartland