By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Cincinnati Reds have officially signed free-agent pitcher Wade Miley. He has agreed to a two-year deal.
He will make $15 million over the 2020 and 2021 seasons. In addition, the Reds hold a $10 million option for the 2022 season.
The agreement was previously agreed upon on Monday. However, it was officially announced on Wednesday.
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This is another loss to the Houston Astros’ starting rotation. The team also lost Gerrit Cole to the New York Yankees.
Cole is the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history. He signed a nine-year, $345 million deal.
With the Reds, Miley is expected to be the franchise’s No. 4 starting pitcher. He joins a rotation that also includes Trevor Bauer, Luis Castillo, and Sonny Gray.
The 33-year-old Hammond, Louisiana native is joining his seventh MLB team. Besides playing for the Astros, he has also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Boston Red Sox.
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The one-time All-Star went 14-6 in 33 starts with a 3.98 ERA in 2019. He allowed 83 runs (74 earned runs), including 23 home runs, on 164 hits over 167 1/3 innings.
Miley also struck out 140 batters and walked 61.
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