CLEVELAND, Ohio–The Indians newest player Andrew Miller talked at a press conference on Monday, a day after Cleveland added him to their bullpen.
Miller said initially he was shocked, then ultimately excited when he heard about the trade. He said he’s “excited to play for a team with a city behind them. People are excited to watch important baseball games.”
The Indians acquired the lefty from the New York Yankees for four minor leaguers. Miller is 6-1 with a 1.39 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 44 appearances this season, compiling a 0.772 WHIP (wip) on 28 hits and seven walks in 45 1/3 innings.
But Cleveland missed out on getting Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who nixed a trade that would have put him on a contender.
On Monday, the Indians also acquired OF Brandon Guyer from the Rays for prospects. The Indians said Brandon is a career .283 hitter vs. LHP with an .848 OPS.
Outfielders Nathan Lukes and RHP Jhonleider Salinas go to the Rays.
We've acquired OF Brandon Guyer from the Rays for prospects.
Brandon's slash line vs. LHP in '16: .344/.488/.594. pic.twitter.com/gS34jHay8G
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 1, 2016