Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Both the Yankees and Mets have expressed interest in free agent reliever Andrew Miller, but he is not close to a deal with either team.
Coming off a down year caused by patellar tendinitis in his left knee, Miller is seeking a multi-year deal, according to major league sources. Interested teams are waiting to see if the medicals give them pause, and hope that an offseason of rest will restore Miller's health.
The Yankees like Miller because they know him, and considered him an especially good clubhouse presence during his first go-around with the team. They are also looking to maintain a dominant pen despite the potential departures of Zach Britton and David Robertson.
The Mets like him because of his prior relationship with Mickey Callaway in Cleveland. By all accounts, the two got along well when Callaway was Miller's pitching coach. As reported yesterday, the Mets are considering beefing up their bullpen as a path to contention in 2019.