The Cincinnati Reds have signed left-handed pitcher Wade Miley to a two-year, $15M deal with a club option for 2022. Miley is likely to slot in as a back of the rotation starter for the Reds, leaving Tyler Mahle as the odd man out. Mahle has an option remaining, so barring any injuries, he is likely to begin the year in AAA.
While Wade Miley isn’t a flashy signing, he does give the Reds some flexibility moving forward. With the addition of Miley, the Reds can look at possibly moving one of their starters in a deal to acquire another impact bat for the lineup.
Wade Miley spent the 2019 season with the Houston Astros, where he started 33 games with a FIP of 4.51 and an ERA+ of 116. Miley will be reunited with former pitching coach Derek Johnson. Johnson was the pitching coach for the 2018 Milwaukee Brewers, where Wade Miley had his best season to date, posting a 2.57 ERA and a 1.215 WHIP in 16 starts. Miley and the Reds hope he can reproduce those numbers moving forward.
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