Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic is reporting that the Cardinals are close to a multi-year deal with free agent pitcher Andrew Miller.
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported earlier Thursday that the Cardinals were still looking at Miller and fellow left-handed free agent reliever Zach Britton. It’s not the first time this offseason the Cardinals have been connected to Miller.
The lefty reliever received a clean bill of health earlier this month, and he’s gotten looks from several teams in addition to the Cardinals. The Phillies and Mets are also showing interest.
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John Mozeliak, Cardinals president of baseball operations, said earlier this month during the team’s introductory press conference for newly-acquired Paul Goldschmidt that the team was looking to improve in the bullpen. The team has been known to be looking for relief help from the left side after a down year from both Brett Cecil and Tyler Lyons.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted that the deal could be announced as soon as Friday.