NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees plan on shortening games next season.
The Bombers announced Friday they had reached an agreement on a four-year, $36 million contract with stud reliever Andrew Miller.
The move gives the Yankees a dangerous combination at the back end of their bullpen, with nasty right-hander Dellin Betances, who is coming off a brilliant rookie season, joining forces with Miller, one of the premier left-handed relievers in baseball.
“He’s clearly a guy who used to be a No. 1 pick starter who found his niche in Major League Baseball as a reliever in a set-up situation. We thought there was a lot of value in this,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Friday afternoon. “(Miller) diversifies us, gives us choices, protects us and we didn’t have to give up a draft pick to attain (him).”