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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||63.00||4.00||3.00||13.00||2.29||0.94||97.00||21.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit|| 2.0||0||0|| 4.50||0||3||3|
|vs LHB|| 26.0||0||0|| 2.08||0||5||48|
|vs RHB|| 36.1||0||0|| 1.98||0||12||55|
|12/27/2014||Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
|Felix Hernandez, SP SEA|
Andrew Miller, RP NYY
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|12/26/2014||Lewis Thorpe, SP MIN||Andrew Miller, RP NYY|
|12/26/2014||David Price, SP DET|
Rick Porcello, SP BOS
|Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
Andrew Miller, RP NYY
|Last 10 Games|
Yanks' Girardi on naming a closer: 'It's not on the top of my priority list'
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/23/15) Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Monday the team might use Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller in the closer's role rather than having one of them handle the job full-time.
"In years past we had a pretty defined closer so there was never a question,'' Girardi said, per ESPN. "In looking at the candidates that we have, neither one of them have really closed. And we could still name a closer, but it’s not on the top of my priority list.''
Miller, who was signed in the offseason, has just one save over nine MLB seasons. Betances also has just one save in 78 career appearances.
"To me, the important thing is they understand if we don’t name a closer, in the later innings which guys are theirs,'' Girardi said. "In your mind you can start preparing in the sixth, sort of like a closer would, these are the guys I'm going to face. I think the most important thing is communication, and they understand you’re role isn't clearly defined as you’re the eighth inning guy and you’re the ninth inning guy, but your role is clearly defined when you’re going to pitch.''
Yankees' Dellin Betances scheduled for back-to-back appearances
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/22/15) Dellin Betances will make his first back-to-back appearances of the spring on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Betances is competing with Andrew Miller to become the Yankees' closer.
"It'll be nice to go back to back, get out there," Betances said per MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "I'm starting to feel stronger. Every time out, I feel a little stronger."
Yankees manager Joe Girardi waiting on naming team's closer
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/14/15) After pitchers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller each threw an inning on Saturday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi has yet to name a closer.
The debate as to who will earn the role is still up in the air. But neither is expected to be named the closer at this point.
"I think it's affected by possibly losing someone out of your bullpen to a starting role. That changes things. So we've got to figure that out first, then we put the rest of it together," Girardi said. "I won't make that decision until really late, because to me, that's not one of my pressing decisions."
Yankees closer candidates not viewing spring as competition
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/8/15) Yankees closer candidates Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller could end up splitting the role when the season begins, but neither is feeling the heat of a competition this spring, reports MLB.com.
"I don't think either of us are treating it that way," Miller said. "I've got my own problems. I'm trying to figure out where the ball is going and make sure I'm sharp. That stuff always takes care of itself. It's the least of my concerns. I want to go out and pitch well, and if I pitch well, I'll be happy. Wherever that is, it's fine with me."
Manager Joe Giradi has confidence in both to get the job done. Both pitched scoreless innings on Sunday.
"I don't really think we're going to have any doubts that both of them can do it, so I don't really know if there's anything that we need to see," Girardi said. "I think we have to see how the bullpen in our mind shapes up and what, as an organization, we decide to do. I'm not really too worried about their stuff."
Yankees' Andrew Miller 'happy' with scoreless inning Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) Yankees pitcher Andrew Miller made his Grapefruit League debut wednesday, giving up one hit in a scoreless inning against the Phillies while striking out two.
"I'm really happy with the way I was throwing the ball," Miller said after the outing, per MLB.com. "I'm not too concerned with things right now. It could have been absolutely horrendous and there's nothing to worry about. It's just going out there and getting it going. I felt my breaking ball was really good, so it's always nice to come back and realize it's still there after the offseason."
Miller signed a four-year, $36-million deal with the Yankees this offseason after going 5-5 with a 2.02 ERA and 103:17 K:BB ratio in 62 1/3 innings.
|2014 Summary: Andrew Miller made his years as a failed starter feel like a distant memory last season. He made 73 appearances for the Red Sox and Orioles, finishing with a 2.02 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 103 strikeouts and 22 holds in 62 1/3 innings. The low WHIP was a new development for Miller, as the formerly wild lefty had never posted one below 1.19 |
previously. This offseason, Miller signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the Yankees.
Playing time status: Miller is competing with Dellin Betances for the Yankees' closer's job. The worst-case scenario is that Miller serves as the team's setup man.
2015 Outlook: Should Miller beat out Betances for the ninth-inning role, he has the potential to be a top 10 closer in Fantasy. In the setup role, he'd also be elite but clearly far less valuable in Fantasy. Given his lack of a clear path to saves, Miller is a late-round option in mixed Rotisserie leagues at best.
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