Miller 'glad' to reach agreement with Sox, avoid arbitration

Miller 'glad' to reach agreement with Sox, avoid arbitration
February 17, 2014, 12:45 am
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FORT MYERS. Fla. -- Andrew Miller was set to go to an arbitration hearing Tuesday, but instead reached agreement with the Red Sox late Saturday night on a one-year, $1.9 million deal for 2014.
     
"I think in the last few days, we knew it was getting close," said Miller, who had filed for $2.15 million against the Red Sox' filing of $1.55 million. "We weren't that far apart financially. We just had to iron a few last things out and I'm happy. I'm glad it's over, glad it's the last time I'm going to deal with that process, I hope.
     
"We had prepared ourselves to go (to an hearing) and I'm sure their side would say the same thing. Once it got past a certain point, there is a point of no return and you have to go. But it seemed like we were getting closer and closer. I'm glad it worked out. It's not a situation most guys want to go into. You don't want to hear about how bad you've been, basically. So, I'm glad it's over with. While I was prepared to go, I'm glad it worked out the way it did."
     
Miller missed most of the second half of the season with a broken bone in his foot, but has fully recovered.
     
"My foot feels phenomenal," Miller said. "I'm not concerned about it the least little bit. I have no limitations. I'm cleared by the doctors to do whatever I need to do, whatever I want to do. That's the least of my concerns."