Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller is unlikely to be traded, according to multiple reports. According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Yankees are “saying no” on the possibility of trading Miller at this point.
Miller spoke directly with MLB.com’s Barry Bloom, saying that he has been told by the Yankees that a deal does not appear to be likely:
"The media has been throwing a few things out there, but I've had reassurances from them at the times I've talked to them that it's something that hasn't been discussed or planned for or anything like that," he said. "I think that's kind of nice.
"But I have no trade protection. I'm at the mercy of that what they decide to do. I get it. It's a business. I want to be here. I want to play here. But it's impossible to avoid sometimes."
Asked to be specific about who he talked to in Yankees management, Miller added:
"There haven't been reach-outs or anything like that. But you run into people and they tell you not to read into anything you're hearing."
Miller is one of three Yankees’ relievers who has been talked about in trade rumors in recent weeks, along with Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman. Chapman, who is a free agent at the end of the season, appears to be the most likely of the trio to be dealt before the July 1 non-waiver trade deadline.
Miller, 31, has been stellar in his second season in the Bronx, posting a 1.47 ERA in 36.2 innings alongside Betances and Chapman. He is in the second year of the 4-year, $36 million deal he signed with the Yankees in December 2014.