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New York Yankees Claim Reliever Jim Miller, Designate Mickey Storey for Assignment

December 1st, 2012 at 8:01 AM
By Daniel Sirianni

The New York Yankees have claimed reliever Jim Miller off waivers from the Oakland Athletics after being designated for assignment last week. 

'Jim Miller' photo (c) 2012, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ Miller, 30, was 2-1 with a 2.59 ERA and 44 strikeouts in a career-high 48.2 innings pitched last season. He also appeared in 16 games at Triple-A, going 0-3 with a 2.79 ERA in 19.1 innings. 

Before 2012, Miller had only made 14 Major league appearances. He started his career with the Baltimore Orioles in 2008 where he made eight appearances then pitched in six games with the Colorado Rockies in 2011. Despite limited opportunities, the veteran right-hander has always seen success, posting a career ERA of 2.42 in 63.1 innings pitched. 

After resigning closer Mariano Rivera on Friday, Miller is another quality addition to New York's strong bullpen.

Along with signing Rivera and claiming Miller, the Yankees designated reliever Mickey Storey for assignment after claiming the 26 year-old right-hander from the Houston Astros last week.  

Storey was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 30.1 innings pitched last season as a rookie for the Astros. 

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