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Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he is not close to naming a closer and that it's possible he will go into the season without giving that designation to Miller or Dellin Betances, Newsday reports.

While Betances has previously been suggested as the favorite for the job, it remains possible that Girardi will mix and match this season without settling on one reliever as a ninth-inning option. Miller has been significantly cheaper than Betances in drafts this spring, perhaps offering a cheap path to saves with a nice supply of strikeouts and good ratios, depending on the course Girardi opts to take with his shutdown relievers.

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Miller will enter spring training with the opportunity to earn the closer role, reports.Miller will be mainly competing with Dellin Betances for the ninth inning role, though they each only have one career save. Manager Joe Girardi left open the possibility that he could implement a dual closer position split between the two, but the final decision likely won't be made until near the end of the spring.

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Miller signed a four-year $36 million deal with the Yankees, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports.

Miller had a great 2014 campaign, posting a 2.02 ERA combined between his time with the Orioles and Red Sox. With David Robertson still a free agent, the Yankees could elect to let him sign elsewhere and make Miller the closer for next season. He could also be the eighth-inning guy should Robertson re-sign or if they choose to slot Dellin Betances into the closer role after his impressive rookie season.

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Miller went 1.2 innings with a walk and three strikeouts in Game One of the ALDS against Detroit Thursday.

Miller seems likely to pitch heavy innings in the playoffs. The Orioles went to him with a one run lead in the sixth inning after pulling Chris Tillman early. Without top flight pitching in the rotation, Baltimore should lean heavy on the likes of Miller and Darren O'Day.

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Miller picked up his first career major league save Sunday against the Rays.

Miller was dominant while doing it, striking out all three batters he faced. He likely won't receive many if any save opportunities the rest of this season, seeing as Zach Britton is firmly entrenched as the team's closer. It's good to note, however, that the team is willing to go to Miller in the event Britton is unavailable.

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Miller pitched for the first time since Monday and threw a passed ball against his only batter that allowed the winning run Saturday against the Rays.

The good news is that Miller actually pitched in a game. It is believed he was unavailable through Friday, but manager Buck Showalter has not been specific on the injuries in his bullpen over the last week. It seems likely Miller will be available if needed again Sunday.

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The hamstring injury that Miller sustained in Monday's loss to the Twins has been revealed as a cramp, MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko reports.

Miller insisted the issue was minor, and that his hamstring is already feeling dramatically better. He could be out of the bullpen Wednesday, but the Orioles may elect to hold him out for an additional day or two as a precaution.

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Miller limped off the mound after his appearance in Monday's loss to the Twins and was examined by a trainer after the game, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Miller was charged with one run on two hits and also allowed an inherited runner to score, the second consecutive appearance he's done that. The lefty still owns a fabulous 2.13 ERA on the season and will continue to work in a high-leverage capacity, assuming the ailment he sustained Monday is minor. The Orioles will pass along word if the injury requires him to miss a few contests.

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Miller retired five straight batters with two strikeouts Thursday to earn his fourth win of the season.

The Orioles have leaned heavily on Miller since acquiring him at the July deadline and he has not disappointed. Miller has six holds and one win in 11 appearances while allowing one run on three hits with three walks and 14 strikeouts in 11 innings.

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Red Sox are asking for teams' best prospects in trade talks for Andrew Miller.

As Crasnick notes, they'll surely have to drop their demands in order to get anything done. Miller is having a fantastic season, posting a 2.40 ERA and 66/13 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings, but clubs aren't going to surrender top talent for him. The Braves, Pirates and Royals have all been connected to the lefty reliever.