Red Sox Swap Lefties With The Marlins

RED SOX ACQUIRE LEFT-HANDED PITCHER ANDREW MILLER FROM THE FLORIDA MARLINS

FOR LEFT-HANDER DUSTIN RICHARDSON

 

BOSTON, MA — The Boston Red Sox today acquired left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller from the Florida Marlins in exchange for left-handed pitcher Dustin Richardson.

 

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.

 

Miller, 25, posted a 1-5 record with an 8.54 ERA (31 ER/32.2 IP) and 28 strikeouts in nine games (seven starts) with Florida in 2010.  He also combined to go 2-9 with a 5.35 ERA (60 ER/101.0 IP) in 21 minor league starts between the Marlins Double-A Jacksonville (18 starts) and Single-A Jupiter (three starts) affiliates before being recalled to the Majors on August 19.  Selected by Detroit in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Miller owns a 15-26 record with a 5.84 ERA (191 ER/294.1 IP) in 79 career Major League appearances (54 starts) over parts of five seasons with the Tigers (2006-07) and Marlins (2008-10).  The left-hander won the Roger Clemens Award as college baseball's top pitcher as a junior at the University of North Carolina in 2006, where he was a teammate of Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard.

 

The 26-year-old Richardson made 26 relief appearances over three stints with Boston in 2010, posting a 4.15 ERA (6 ER/13.0 IP) with 12 strikeouts and 14 walks.  The left-hander also pitched in 32 games out of the bullpen with Triple-A Pawtucket, going 3-0 with two saves, a 2.66 ERA (13 ER/44.0 IP) and a .181 opponent average (27-for-149).  In 29 career Major League games over parts of two seasons with the Red Sox (2009-10), Richardson has tallied a 3.31 ERA (6 ER/16.1 IP) with 12 strikeouts and 15 walks.

 

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