The Cincinnati Reds are among teams showing interest in free-agent starting pitcher Wade Miley, according to a report via Twitter from MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, who cited a source.
Morosi also points out that Miley worked with current Reds pitching coach Derek Johnson during his breakthrough 2018 season with the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Reds reportedly have interest in left-hander Dallas Keuchel or could choose mid-tier options like Miley, Matt Harvey or Gio Gonzalez, The Enquirer’s Bobby Nightengale reported earlier Tuesday.
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Miley also was among free agents the Reds might target that Nightengale and John Fay mentioned in their Reds Beat Podcast earlier this week. Nightengale saw Miley as an option for the Reds during the GM Meetings in November.
The 32-year-old Miley was 5-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 1.215 WHIP in 16 starts in 2018. He allowed just three home runs in 80 2/3 innings.
In 2017 with the Baltimore Orioles, he was 8-15 with a 5.61 ERA and 1.729 WHIP in 32 starts, allowing 25 home runs in 157 1/3 innings.
Miley was an All-Star with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012, finishing second to the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper in National League Rookie of the Year voting. He was 16-11 with a 3.33 ERA that season.
Over eight big-league seasons, Miley is 71-76 with a 4.26 ERA.
Reds manager David Bell said it’s still too early to determine which pitchers will compete for starting spots, including Homer Bailey.
Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati Enquirer