Orioles acquire Miller for Rodriguez
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for Eduardo Rodriguez, according to Brittany Ghiroli. Miller will add to the Orioles bullpen and has a three and five record this season with a 2.34 era. Rodriguez was one of the Orioles top prospects but has had trouble recovering from an injury. Rodriguez is only 21 years old and posted a 4.79 era in double-A Bowie this season.
Miller is a good pickup for the Orioles as he is a solid bullpen arm and has good experience. Miller has also started in the past but had little success doing so. Miller has a 5.06 career era.
Here is the tweet from Ghiroli.
Can confirm the Orioles are getting Andrew Miller for Os prospect Eduardo Rodriguez. Os were down on Rodriguez this year, coming off injury
— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) July 31, 2014
Here is the Orioles press release.
Orioles acquire LHP Andrew Miller from Boston in exchange for Minor League LHP Eduardo Rodriguez
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired LHP ANDREW MILLER from Boston in exchange for minor league LHP EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ.
Miller, 29, has posted a 2.34 ERA (42.1IP, 11ER) with 13 walks and 69 strikeouts in 50 appearances for Boston this season. He has held left-handed hitters to a .150/.203/.217 line in 65 plate appearances, while keeping righties to a .180/.279/.258 line in 105 plate appearances.
Miller ranks fourth among major league relievers this season, striking out 14.67 per 9.0 innings. His 5.31 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranks 17th.
Since becoming a full-time reliever in 2012, Miller has pitched to a 2.78 ERA (113.1IP, 35ER) in 140 games, striking out 13.3 per 9.0 innings.
Rodriguez, 21, is 3-7 with a 4.79 ERA (82.2IP, 44ER) in 16 starts for Double-A Bowie this season.