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Cubs, Diamondbacks no longer interested in Shelby Miller

One report indicated Miller would be moved as soon as Tuesday afternoon.

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE (11:57 CST): According to Jon Heyman, the Orioles have joined the mix of teams looking to acquire Shelby Miller.

"Miller has drawn big interest on the trade market, and it only has intensified with the free-agent starting pitching market taking off. The Braves compare him to Jordan Zimmermamn, who got $110-million over five years from the Tigers."

Late last night the Cubs were reportedly close to trading for Miller, but that was quickly shot down. As of now, nothing appears imminent, but make sure to check back for the latest information.


ORIGINAL: Shelby Miller is drawing a notable amount of interest at the Winter Meetings, however the Cubs and Diamondbacks appear to have moved on from their respective pursuits of Miller.'s Mark Bowman notes the Diamondbacks appear to have "moved their attention away" from Miller, who was reportedly also drawing interest in the days leading up to the meetings. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal points out the Cubs are no longer involved while the Dodgers have had conversations with the Braves about Miller.

Atlanta held late meetings and there appeared to be a possibility Miller would be traded as soon as Tuesday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier Tuesday morning.

Even after adding Zack Greinke, the Diamondbacks have expressed a clear interest in upgrading their starting rotation. Before the meetings, the Braves and Diamondbacks reportedly had conversations about a trade involving Miller. It is known the Diamondbacks rejected at least a pair of potential proposals that would have sent A.J. Pollock to the Braves.

Atlanta is currently seeking outfield help but Arizona does not appear open to moving Pollock, even if it would result in the acquisition of Miller.

Chicago has similarly expressed interest in upgrading its rotation, however the asking price for Miller might be too high. The Dodgers' involvement is notable, and while discussions might not currently be serious, there is a chance Los Angeles can match up with the Braves and agree to a deal.

Miller, 25, pitched to a 3.02 ERA and 3.45 FIP over 205.1 innings with the Braves last season. He has tossed at least 170 innings in each of his three major league seasons and has proven to be a durable and consistent starting pitching option.

Several other clubs seeking starting pitching will likely pursue Miller. However, the Braves might be in a position to alter what they are asking for in return.