Yankees trade Andrew Miller: Reliever disappointed, dull after trade to Indians

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Andrew Miller was still in bed sleeping Sunday morning when mixed watchful during 8:45 by a toll of his dungeon phone.

He looked during his phone. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was calling.

“I consider we knew,” Miller said.

Cashman delivered news that mixed one of baseball’s best relievers:

About 31 hours before Monday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, a All-Star left-hander had been moved to a Cleveland Indians for 4 prospects.

“I approaching Monday to be a small harrowing some-more than anything,” Miller said. “Maybe that’s given we was held a small off guard. But I’m kind of numb, too. We’ve been conference it for a integrate weeks. That’s kind of been a media’s angle on it.”

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Miller is going to a first-place ballclub, yet unhappy about withdrawal a 52-51 Yankees organisation that now has traded dual closers in 7 days, initial Aroldis Chapman to a Chicago Cubs final Monday.

“I’m disappointed,” Miller pronounced after creation a final revisit to a Yankees hall around 11:30 a.m. “There’s a lot of guys here we favourite a lot. Hopefully I’ve had some friendships that will final over this. I’ll be pulling for a lot of them for a prolonged time. It’s a good organisation of guys. It’s been fun personification here, and that’s a large reason why.”

Miller answered questions for roughly 9 mins station in front of a locker that he’d used a dual prior days in a visiting hall during Tropicana Field, both Yankees waste to a last-place Tampa Bay Rays bar that clearly hermetic his fate.

A few mins earlier, a hall manager had emptied a locker by loading Miller’s gloves, spikes and garments into a Yankees roving bag. Miller’s locker name image was removed, too, by a time of his visit.

Miller didn’t see this entrance even yet his name has been in consistent trade rumors, one only dual days progressing involving a Washington Nationals.

“I was out of a loop,” he said.

Miller kept desiring in a Yankees and figured he’d be partial of their benefaction and destiny given he wasn’t even median by a four-year, $36-million agreement that had turn unequivocally organisation friendly.

“I approaching heading adult to a deadline it was going to get … during slightest a gibberish was going to collect adult again,” Miller said. “I was flattering astounded this morning to get a phone call, yet that competence have only been a fact that we was sleeping still.

“I’m not totally shocked. I’ve been articulate about it since, shoot, open training even, so it’s only a existence of a game. we had no control over it, so I’ll go with a flow.”

Miller, 31, was all a Yankees hoped for and some-more when signing him in Dec 2014. In dual seasons, a 6-foot-7 Gainesville, Fla., local was 9-3 with a 1.77 ERA, 45 saves and 177 strikeouts in 107 innings over 104 appearances

Miller was extensive shutting final deteriorate for a Yankees, afterwards courteously supposed a switch to a setup purpose this deteriorate after a bar traded for Chapman final winter. He was even improved this season, by early May shutting again with Chapman dangling and after that as an eighth-inning man in a No Runs DMC Bullpen that is no more.

Miller now is left only a few weeks after representing a Yankees during a All-Star Game, his first.

“I favourite vital in New York,” he said. “A lot of guys on this organisation we unequivocally like a lot. I’m going to skip that. we consider it’s a first-class classification and it’s where we sealed adult to play, yet for me now we get a possibility to go to a organisation that’s in a thick of it and has large skeleton for this year.

“So you’ve got to demeanour during a positives. we demeanour brazen to going to Cleveland and assisting those guys strech their goals.”

Randy Miller might be reached at rmiller@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @RandyJMiller. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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