Orioles acquire Andrew Miller for pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez
The Orioles are set to acquire Andrew Miller from the Red Sox, according to an ESPN report.
The Orioles have acquired lefty reliever Andrew Miller from the Red Sox for left-handed pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick and WEEI.com's Alex Speier first reported the deal.
Miller, 29, has a 2.34 ERA with a stellar 14.7 K/9 and 5.31 K/BB ratio. Left-handers are hitting a weak .150/.203/.217 with 34 strikeouts and four walks against him this year. Miller is a rental and will become a free agent after the season.
Rodriguez, 21, has a 4.79 ERA with 7.5 K/9 in 19 starts and 82 2/3 innings at Double-A this season. Baseball America ranked him as Baltimore's third best prospect before the season, saying he "has a No. 3 starter ceiling."
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