Red Sox trade for Marlins' Miller
Posted on: November 12, 2010 6:42 pm
The Red Sox have decided to take on a project two other organizations have been unable to complete: turning Andrew Miller's potential into big-league success.
Boston traded reliever Dustin Richardson to Florida on Friday in exchange for Miller, the former first-round pick who has washed out in Detroit and Miami. Miller, a 6-foot-7 left-hander selected out of the University of North Carolina with the sixth pick in the 2006 draft, is 15-26 with a 5.84 ERA in 79 major-league appearances. He spent most of the 2010 season at Triple-A, not appearing in the majors until August 18 and making just nine appearances.
Miller is still just 25, and scouts still see potential there, perhaps in a relief role, if he can establish consistent control as he matures. Richardson, also a tall left-hander, appeared in 26 games out of the bullpen for Boston last season. The 26-year-old had a 4.15 ERA and walked 14 batters in 13 innings.
-- David Andriesen
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