By entering the Cardinals-Giants game Saturday night, lefty reliever Trever Miller reached 45 appearances on the season. The appearance was nothing special, as Miller threw four pitches to Aubrey Huff and allowed a single. But the outing was signficant for Miller, as it caused his $2MM option for 2011 to vest.
According to Cot's Baseball Contracts, Miller's option will revert back to the club's choice if he spends time on the DL with a left arm or shoulder injury. He hasn't pitched well this year, but only needs about one more month of good health.
Meanwhile, the Rangers' Darren Oliver needs seven more appearances for his $3.25MM option to vest for next year.
The Cardinal’s “lefty specialists” have been awful for most of the season. Dennys “The Big Sweat” Reyes is on the DL and T. Miller gives up a walk or a hit to every batter he faces. Why would they not be interested in Randy Flores? *per STL Post Dispatch*
They have had some problems but have not cost the team victories. The bullpen will get an overhaul over the winter, with hopefully Sanchez, Motte, Boggs & Salas being homegrown mainstays
Yeah good point. I also say they might be interested in someone like Jon Rauch this off-season, he fits the bill and could be had at a low price.
Trever Miller has gone through a lot with certain family issues as many know, it’s good to see good things to happen to him because he is a great guy and when he’s on, hes lights out against lefties.