Andrew Miller is aware of the trade rumors around him, but he remains committed to the Yankees.
"I don't know where it came from, but it's not going away," Miller said in an interview with ESPN. "I signed with the Yankees to play for the Yankees. Winning a World Series there would be as good as it gets. That's the goal until further notice."
Miller has been the center of trade talks before, and was sent from the Boston Red Sox to the Baltimore Orioles in 2014.
Now, with the Yankees at .500 at the All-Star break and many anticipating the team to sell assets at the trade deadline and build for the future, many analysts are calling Miller the best player available at the trade deadline.
Miller has a 1.37 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 39.1 innings pitched. His WHIP of .71 is the best in the American League and second-best in the entire MLB amongst players with at least 35 innings pitched. Miller has more than three times as many strikeouts as he has given up hits.
Teams that have been linked to Miller include the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals. Whether the Yankees would want to part with the reliever, who is signed through 2018 at $9 million per year, is uncertain.