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Andrew Miller | Relief Pitcher | #24

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (6) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Andrew Miller earned his second hold of the season with a scoreless eighth inning Monday versus the Twins.
Miller issued a one-out walk to Robbie Grossman but retired the other three batters he faced, getting Joe Mauer with a strikeout. The dominant left-handed setup man boasts a 0.00 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 8/1 K/BB ratio through seven innings in 2017. Apr 17 - 11:47 PM

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Andrew Miller fell apart Saturday in the United States' loss to the Dominican Republic in the WBC, yielding four runs on three hits with two strikeouts and a hit-by-pitch in just 2/3 of an inning.

Coming off one of the greatest postseason pitching performances we’ve ever seen, Miller was no match for the Dominican Republic on Saturday. Miller crumbled in the eighth inning, beginning the frame by plunking Jose Bautista and allowing a base hit to Carlos Santana. After that, Nelson Cruz promptly emptied the bases with a towering three-run homer to left field, sending the whole state of Florida into a frenzy. Two batters later, Starling Marte did the same thing, this time going opposite field for a solo blast to right field. Even a reliever as dominant as Miller can have an off night, but it’s fair to wonder if he’s still fatigued from last year’s deep playoff run.
Mar 11 - 10:55 PM

Andrew Miller surrendered two runs on one hit in 2/3 of an inning during the United States' loss Twins on Wednesday.

Team USA took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Miller would come on in the second to surrender RBI singles to Jason Castro and Jorge Polanco. Miller also struck out one and walked one during his brief, wobbly showing.
Mar 8 - 9:48 PM

Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti indicated Tuesday that the club doesn't have any intention of trading Andrew Miller this offseason.

Miller and Cody Allen were a potent late-inning combo down the stretch and during the postseason and the Indians plan to have the same dynamic in place for 2017. Miller is owed $18 million over the next two seasons, an absolute bargain rate. The Indians could ask for a major haul in return, but it sounds like they have no intention of doing so.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 03:50:00 PM

Andrew Miller proved human in Wednesday's 10-inning loss to the Cubs in Game 7 of the World Series, allowing two runs on four hits over 2 1/3 innings.

The Indians trailed 4-1 at the time Miller entered with nobody out in the fifth inning. They desperately needed a few scoreless frames to claw back on the scoreboard. No such luck. The ace reliever surrendered an RBI single to Anthony Rizzo before the close of the fifth and opened the sixth surrendering a home run to David Ross. Prior to Wednesday's slight misstep, Miller had pitched beautifully in October and November. He finished the Indians' AL pennant-winning 2016 postseason having allowed three runs on 12 hits over 19 1/3 innings, striking out 30 along the way.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 01:02:00 AM

Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway said that the plan for Game 7 of the World Series is to bring in Andrew Miller after Corey Kluber, with Cody Allen to close.

Depending on how deep Kluber is able to pitch into Wednesday's deciding contest, Bryan Shaw could potentially be used as a bridge piece to reach the dynamic bullpen duo of Miller and Allen. The Indians are looking to win their first World Series since 1948.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 07:30:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said that Andrew Miller could be available for "an inning, max" during Game 2 of the World Series.

Miller has been a bullpen warrior this postseason. He took it up to a new level in the Indians' 6-0 win over the Cubs in Game 1, throwing 46 pitches over two shutout frames. That was the most pitches he has thrown since 2011. During the postseason, Miller has tossed more than one inning in every one of his seven appearances.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 05:30:00 PM

Andrew Miller said on MLB Network that he expects to be "ready to go" for Game 2 of the World Series against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Miller threw 46 pitches over two scoreless innings in Game 1, his most in any outing since 2011. If all goes according to plan for the Indians, they'll have a big enough cushion where Miller won't be needed, but he plans to be ready if the opportunity arises. It's also possibly that Game 2 is postponed due to rain and Miller will get some rest.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 03:44:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona would not say whether Andrew Miller is going to be available for Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday.

Miller delivered 46 pitches through two shaky but scoreless innings in the Indians' Game 1 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday. "I think when you have a lead, you try to win," said Francona. "We won tonight." The last reliever to throw 46-plus pitches in a World Series game and then make an appearance the next day was Keith Foulke in 2004 with the Red Sox. Foulke's manager that year? Terry Francona.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 12:50:00 AM

Andrew Miller was named the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series.

This was just the fifth time in League Championship Series history that a reliever was named MVP. Miller earned the honor via an absolutely dominant showing across five games. The 31-year-old southpaw pitched to a 14/0 K/BB ratio over 7 2/3 ALCS innings, allowing just three hits and no runs in that space. Suffice it to say, it looks like that midseason trade with the Yankees panned out well for the newly minted American League pennant-winners.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 07:12:00 PM

Andrew Miller was phenomenal in Wednesday's 3-0 pennant-clinching win over the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS, firing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball.

As has been the case all postseason, Miller was otherworldly on Wednesday. He surrendered just one hit over 2 2/3 innings, finishing off his outing having thrown just 21 pitches (16 for strikes). In his 7 2/3 frames of work during the ALCS, the ace reliever allowed three hits while striking out 14 batters. He did not walk a batter in the series, nor did he allow a run.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Andrew Miller recorded the final four outs -- three via strikeout -- in Monday's ALCS Game 3 win over the Blue Jays.

Miller came on with two outs in the eighth inning and struck out Russell Martin. After Dioner Navarro managed a bloop single to lead off the ninth, Miller then whiffed Kevin Pillar and Melvin Upton before getting Darwin Barney to ground out to end it. Between the regular and postseason, Miller now has an absurd 143/11 K/BB ratio over 83 1/3 innings. In a game where Trevor Bauer exited after just two-thirds of an inning with a bloody finger, the Indians used six relievers en route to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the ALCS. It's the first time in postseason history that a team won a game without having any pitcher go at least two innings. Corey Kluber will take the ball on Tuesday versus Aaron Sanchez as Cleveland tries to punch their ticket to the World Series.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 12:06:00 AM

Andrew Miller was an extremely effective weapon out of the bullpen on Friday, racking up five strikeouts over 1 2/3 scoreless innings in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays.

Miller was called upon after Corey Kluber had gotten the first out in the seventh inning. He proceeded to strike out Darwin Barney and Melvin Upton without issue. He returned for the eighth, where he carved up the heart of the Jays' lineup with three straight strikeouts after Josh Donaldson's leadoff single. He has been an unstoppable force out of the Tribe's bullpen this postseason.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 11:03:00 PM

Pitching coach Mickey Callaway said the Indians want Andrew Miller to pitch in "the biggest situation."

"That's usually when we use him," said Callaway. "The hard part would be to not bring him in in that situation, and give up a lead, or get down by a few runs, and then never get to use him." Essentially the Indians are using the anti-Buck Showalter approach. Since acquiring him at the trade deadline, the Indians have used Miller whenever the game is close, regardless of what inning. It wasn't much help to fantasy owners—Miller only recorded three saves in 26 outings for Cleveland this year. But using Miller with the game on the line has preserved plenty of Cleveland victories including Game 1 when he was employed in the fifth inning. If the 31-year-old isn't the best reliever in baseball, he's certainly in the conversation.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 04:34:00 PM

Andrew Miller fired two scoreless innings of relief and threw a season-high 40 pitches in Thursday’s Game 1 victory over the Red Sox.

So that’s why you get Andrew Miller. The southpaw entered the game with two out and nobody on in the top of the fifth inning before giving up a double to Brock Holt and walking Mookie Betts, but he struck out David Ortiz swinging to end the threat. He then retired the next five batters he faced (including three via strikeout) before being pulled with two outs in the seventh. Miller will presumably be unavailable for Game 2 on Friday, but Terry Francona really wanted this one and it paid off.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 11:50:00 PM

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
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S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody