The Cleveland Indians made an interesting decision on Monday, waiving recently-acquired infielder Brad Miller in order to accommodate Jason Kipnis' return from the IL. It marks the end of a short tenure in the shores of Lake Erie for Miller.
The veteran infielder had been batting .250 with Cleveland though 13 games and 40 plate appearances in 2019, but ultimately the team felt he was surplus to requirements upon Kipnis' activation from the injured list.
One man's trash is another man's treasure, however, and that may be the case with Miller, who is now looking for a new MLB home, yet again.
One team who could be in play are the injury-riddled Yankees, who lack depth at most positions due to the plethora of sidelined players on the roster. The Bronx Bombers are off to a disappointing 6-9 start to the 2019 season and need a spark quickly to get the campaign back on track.
Brad Miller is not good but he is better than no less than 4 non catcher position players currently on the Yankees roster.— Guillotine Enthusiast (@cwalter76) April 14, 2019
Given the absence of Didi Gregorius, the injury to Miguel Andujar and the ineffectiveness of utility guys such as Tyler Wade, the Pinstripes should consider making a run for Miller. After all, DJ LeMahieu can only fill in at so many different positions.
The 29-year-old could offer experience defensively and he boasts a career .240/.313/.409 slash line with 76 homers.
A move could be made quickly, with New York's first series against their arch-rivals, the Boston Red Sox, beginning this week from Tuesday to Thursday at Yankee Stadium.