NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Wade Miley was claimed a waiver by the Chicago Cubs from Cincinnati on Friday, a surprising cost-cutting move by the Reds.
A left-handed player who turns 35 on November 13, Miley was 12-7 with a 3.37 ERA on 28 starts, and threw her first career no-hitter on May 7 in a 3-0 victory in Cleveland.
His $15 million, two-year contract includes a $1 million buyout with a $10 million option for the next season.
Chicago is looking to pitch after going 71-91. The Cubs’ 4.87 ERA finished 27th out of 30 teams.
Miley is 97-92 with a 4.15 ERA in 11 years in the majors. He has also pitched for Arizona, Boston, Seattle, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Houston.
San Francisco got right-handed hunter Harvey from Baltimore among several claims for exemption.
Outfielder Tim Locastro went to Boston from the Yankees, infielder Andrew Velazquez from the Yankees went to Los Angeles Angels, outfielder Greg Allen went to Pittsburgh from the Yankees, right-hander Jharrel Cotton went from Texas to Minnesota, left-hander Ryan Sheriff went to Philadelphia. , outfielder Austin Dean from San Francisco to St. Louis and left-hander Francisco Perez from Cleveland to Washington.
Among potential free agents, the $12 million option of All-Star third baseman Jose Ramirez was exercised by Cleveland. The Indians decline a $7 million option on catcher Roberto Perez, who receives a $450,000 buyout.
Minnesota rejected right-hander Alex Colom’s $6.25 million option, leading to a $1.25 million buyout.
San Francisco declined right-hander Johnny Couto’s $22 million option and would pay $5 million to fulfill a $130 million, six-year contract. The Giants exercised options on left-hander Jose Alvarez ($1.5 million) and outfielder Wilmer Flores ($3.5 million).
Right-hander Joe Kelly’s $12 million option was rejected by the Los Angeles Dodgers, triggering a $4 million buyout and completing a $25 million, three-year contract.
San Diego exercised options on right-handers Craig Stamann ($4 million) and Pierce Johnson ($3 million), and the Padres declined options on right-hander Keon Kella ($800,000) and outfielder Jake Marisnick, Those who get a $500,000 buyout instead of $4. lakh salary.
Outfielder Adam Duvall became eligible for salary arbitration. The Braves, who acquired him from Miami in July, exercised their $7 million reciprocal option, but they declined it and began buying $3 million.
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