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Wade Miley agrees to 2-year, $15M deal with Reds, source says

Left-hander Wade Miley has agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan, confirming multiple reports.

The deal includes a club option for 2022 that, if exercised, can bring the total value to $24 million, the source said.

Miley, 33, went 14-6 with a 3.98 ERA and 140 strikeouts for the Houston Astros during the regular season, but he tailed off badly down the stretch and — after making just one appearance during the American League Division Series — was left off the rosters for both the AL Championship Series and the World Series.cheap nfl jerseys china nike

Miley got off to a sizzling start in 2019, going 7-4 with a 3.28 ERA over 18 starts to earn All-Star consideration. However, after the break, his ERA ballooned to 5.07 over 15 outings, including a stretch in which he allowed 21 runs over 11⅓ innings in his final five regular-season appearances in September.4

Also armed with a curveball, Miley has relied mostly on a cutter/changeup profile over the past two seasons, with hitters swinging and missing at nearly 18% of the changeups he threw. He has proved to be durable, not missing a start since July 12, 2018. And since the start of that season, he has thrown 248 innings with a 3.52 ERA.

After pitching for five teams over five seasons, Miley joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 on a minor league deal and finally had a breakout season after tweaking his delivery and focusing on using his cut fastball. Despite missing almost three months because of injuries, Miley posted a career-best 2.57 ERA in 16 starts with the Brewers before entering free agency and signing a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Astros.nike nfl jerseys cheap china

The move to Cincinnati reunites Miley with his former pitching coach in Milwaukee, Derek Johnson. Miley joins a Reds starting rotation that includes Luis Castillo, Trevor Bauer, Sonny Gray and Anthony DeSclafani

Miley made his only All-Star Game appearance as a rookie for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012, when he won 16 games and was runner-up to Bryce Harper in Rookie of the Year voting. Overall, he is 85-82 with a 4.23 ERA in 249 appearances in his career, including 245 starts. He also has pitched for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox during his career.