Red Sox Re-Sign Andrew Miller

The Red Sox re-signed lefty Andrew Miller, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  Miller had been arbitration eligible.  He received a non-guaranteed Major League deal worth $1.04MM, tweets WEEI's Alex Speier.

Miller, 26, posted a 5.54 ERA, 6.9 K/9, 5.7 BB/9, 1.11 HR/9, and 45.4% groundball rate in 65 innings for the Red Sox this year, faring a little better in 65 2/3 Triple-A frames.  The big southpaw might have been a non-tender candidate had he made it to the December 12th deadline unsigned.  Miller is represented by Frontline.


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  1. goredsgo 4 years ago

    ummm why? hes blown too many chances to prve himself

  2. Ben_Cherington 4 years ago

    Awesome!  Still have hope for Miller.  Hopefully he can put it all together this yr, but I doubt it.  Maybe be a LOOGY?

    • chico65 4 years ago

      I too am an enternal optimist, and hope that Miller has something to contribute this year.  I have no problem with it, so as long as it doesn’t cost them too much $$$, low enough that they can eat it and walk away from him if a better opportunity presents itself or he continues to be, well, Andrew Miller.

  3. would love to see the duncan effect on Miller, but you have to throw the ball near the plate consistently to be effective

    • 0bsessions 4 years ago

      Could you guys maybe loan him to us for a few weeks, then?

  4. Leonard Washington 4 years ago

    Gotta love my Sox we don’t even got a pitching coach and we signed Andrew Miller the ultimate project pitcher.

  5. To the bullpen

  6. Maybe Andrew Miller should consider throwing from his right hand this season.

  7. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    it’s official: best team ever

  8. EarlyMorningBoxscore 4 years ago

    Is this real life?

  9. Jeff Westcott 4 years ago

    I guess that takes them out of the running on C.J. Wilson.

  10. BoSoxSam 4 years ago

    Yuck.

  11. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

    HE’S NOT THE PLAYER YOU THOUGHT HE WAS ALL THOSE YEARS AGO WHEN YOU TRADED HIM TO THE FISH.  LET IT GO, BOSTON.

    Edit: I stand corrected. He was a Boston product originally, which is what I was getting at.

    • andrewyf 4 years ago

      (It was Detroit that traded him to the Marlins)

    • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

      *DETROIT TRADED HIM TO THE FISH.

    • jjs91 4 years ago

      That never happened

      • 0bsessions 4 years ago

        Time traveler. Sox trade him to the Marlins where he wins a Cy Young. We will subsequently try to get him back in 2016.

    • The Red Sox didn’t trade him to the Marlins…

    • Jeff Westcott 4 years ago

      You’re just plain wrong. Andrew Miller was drafted by the Tigers in 2006. In 2007 he was traded (by the Tigers) to the Marlins in the Cabrera deal. In 2010 the Marlins traded him to the Red Sox. His only year with Boston was last year. 

      Boston has never traded him to the Marlins (or anyone for that matter). And in NO WAY could he be reasonably characterized has being a “Boston product originally.” 

      Put down the Miller Lite, learn where the Caps Lock button is on your keyboard, and know what the hell you’re talking about before you waste our time.

  12. MrBaseball29 4 years ago

    I thought he was going to Miami

  13. jondogg2010 4 years ago

    Just as long as we find the middle ground with him. He’s not a frontline starter, he’s not a LOOGY either. Know his role, use him accordingly rather than viewing him as the next big thing.

  14. oleary25 4 years ago

    Depending on the pitching coach he maybe useful. He’s still a lefty that can hit 96 in short stints.

  15. Ned Gold 4 years ago

    I’m jealous of his mustache.

    • 0bsessions 4 years ago

      I’m jealous of the fact he doesn’t technically have to watch Andrew Miller pitch.

      Also, I’m jealous of the fact he’ll make at least half a million dollars this year for pitching terribly. I would pitch terribly for a quarter of that amount.

  16. sourbob 4 years ago

    Why not? If you’ve got the money to burn and the open spot in your AAA rotation, why not keep a project like Miller around? Might pan out. Hard to see how it hurts the Sox even if it doesn’t.

    • commenter3346 4 years ago

      If it was to a minor league contract. But they didn’t say if it was that or a major league one.

  17. bigpat 4 years ago

    He and Scott Kazmir should hang out. Then Oliver Perez might come in and crash the party. 

  18. chico65 4 years ago

    Can anybody find me…

  19. Steve_in_MA 4 years ago

    Was this an MLB or MILB contract though?  That would make a huge difference on my opinion of this.

  20. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    What’s Craig Hansen up to these days, I guess we may as well go for a full fledged lefty/righty tandem of designated guys to bring in for an intentional walk.

    • chico65 4 years ago

      Personal pitching coach for Dontrelle Willis?

    • bigpat 4 years ago

      I dunno but that guy was brutal. I remember him in Pittsburgh. His stuff was so crazy but he had no idea how to control it. I remember he had a hard changeup that broke like a curveball. 

    • CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

      You forgot to mention Lance Lynn.

  21. diddykong 4 years ago

    Gotta give it to Cherington, though. When he says they are not in on top-tier free agent starters he means it.

  22. hawkny1 4 years ago

    With the exception of the time spent with the Red Sox minor league pitching coaches, including Rich Sauveur at Pawtucket, Andrew Miller has been used and abused by his MLB manager of record.  First, Jim Leyland, put this guy on the mound in August, in the middle of a pennant fight, 8 weeks after he graduated from college.  He never threw in the minors until after Fredi Gonzalez messed around with him down in Miami.  But when Sauveur, etal, got him, they slowly began to bring him around with 4 and 5 inning starts.  They worked on his mechanics and his confidence, only to have him go up to the big club too soon and get misused by Francona, who was in another world for most of 2011.  Clearly, Francona didn’t like the guy and did him no favors.  It showed.

    Cherington’s willingness to invest more time and money in Miller may pay off in spades but I would hope that he plays for Sauveur in P-tucket until at least September.  Andrew needs lots of mechanical adjusrtments, strength coaching and time to get his confidence back.  BTW, when Miller graduated from UNC (6th in the draft) he had better career numbers than Tampa’s David Price who played at nearby Vanderbilt.  Price got two years of of minor league experience and coaching before he made his debut.  Miller could benefit from a similar experience.

    • Steve_in_MA 4 years ago

      The only part of this I’ll take issue with is related to him coming up to the Sox too soon.  I don’t disagree that he needed more time at Pawtucket.  I just note that Miller and his agent forced the Sox to bring him up by threatening to execute on Miller’s option to become a free agent if he wasn’t on the MLB roster by a date certain.  His coming up too soon this past season was entirely his own fault.  Francona was forced to put him in the rotation.

      • 0bsessions 4 years ago

        Exactly. Miller and his agent were more responsible than anyone for his struggles. He himself claimed he wanted to go to the Sox because he wanted someone to help him get himself back in order and then he basically forces a promotion. Anyone looking at his peripherals knew he needed more time.

        I’d like to think he COULD be fixed, but he needs to accept he’s probably going to need a full year or more in the minors to do it.

      • PWNdroia 4 years ago

        Have you ever just stopped to think that the guy has been a career minor leauge pitcher for years and years?  This won’t change.

  23. bridgeyr 4 years ago

    we makin a big splash this yr go sox….. well we gonna be dead last this yr, lets hope are bats can give us a fighting chance. an lets hope papi doesnt start off slow again. andrew miller oh boy cant wait for baseball this yr NOT. they better start filling in area of needs b4 everyone is signed.

  24. $491966 4 years ago

    Whew! Well we finally have our replacement for Papelbon

  25. $491966 4 years ago

    Whew! Well we finally have our replacement for Papelbon

  26. PWNdroia 4 years ago

    Why? We don’t need a career minor leauge pitcher.

  27. Oilcanoworms 4 years ago

    Like the name!

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