By Mark J. Miller
http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_rumors__66/ept_sports_rumors-841138107-1308131077_thumb.jpg?ymFMhLFDfmavlNHpTriple-A lefty pitcher Andrew Miller(notes) could have become a free agent Wednesday if the Boston Red Sox hadn't been working overtime to keep him onboard. The Boston Globe reports that Miller has a clause in his contract that would allow him to be a free agent if he isn't with the big club Wednesday.
A Major League source told the Globe that the team was working Tuesday night to figure out a way to get Miller up into the rotation of the big club.
As the article points out, Miller seems to have made great progress with his control which has been his biggest problem during his major and minor league career. I can't believe, given the time and energy the organization has put into acquiring, keeping and developing him, that they are going to let Miller walk. Especially with the Yankees sniffing around.
So, what does that mean for Tim Wakefield? It would seem he would be headed back to the bullpen.