Red Sox Re-Sign Andrew Miller to One-Year Deal, Avoid Salary Arbitration

DALLAS –– The Red Sox have re-signed Andrew Miller to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract, the team announced Tuesday.

In 17 appearances last season, the southpaw went 6-3 and finished with a 5.54 ERA. Miller, who was signed as a minor-league free agent before the 2011 season, fanned 50 batters in 65 innings.

"We felt like Andrew really made real good progress last year in Pawtucket and came up and made a few good starts for us in the big leagues," general manager Ben Cherington said.

"He hit a couple road bumps, but flashed things late in the season out of the bullpen. We've been enamored with his potential … We felt like he was someone we could continue to work with. He's a lot closer to being an established major league pitcher than he was this time last year, so we were able to work out a deal that made sense."

Cherington also indicated that Miller would prepare for the season as a starter.

Through his six-year career, the former first-round pick has tallied a 21-29 record with a 5.79 ERA and 288 strikeouts in 96 career appearances with the Tigers, Marlins and Red Sox.

 

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