Free-agent left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, who dominated for the Orioles down the stretch run and throughout the postseason, is negotiating seriously with eight to 10 teams.
And, according to an industry source, the Orioles are not one of them.
Since the beginning of free agency, the Orioles seemingly have been willing to let Miller walk away. Considered one of the more sought-after free agents on the market — he reportedly had 22 teams interested at one point — Miller is expected to get a four-year deal.
The Orioles, who have left-hander Zach Britton expected to close again in 2015, were not willing to go four years on a pitcher who would, at least initially, be a set-up man. It appears that's a stance they have maintained.
Miller, 29, was acquired at the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline from the Boston Red Sox for top pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez. He allowed just three earned runs (1.35 ERA) on eight hits and four walks while striking out 34 batters in 20 innings with the Orioles during the regular season.