Andrew Miller: Boston ‘was a great opportunity’

Andrew Miller: Boston ‘was a great opportunity’
July 31, 2014, 6:30 pm
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Andrew Miller has been a big part of the Red Sox bullpen throughout the 2014 season, but now he is headed to Baltimore to join the Orioles in the Wild Card race.

Miller was dealt to the Orioles for minor-league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.

"I get to go to a team that has high expectations for the rest of the season," said Miller. "I'll try to do what I can to help them achieve that."

Although he is excited about his new challenge, the 29-year-old was very thankful for his time with the Red Sox.

"It was a great opportunity, a great fit for me," said Miller. "I remember weighing my opportunities before I came here, trying to find out what was a great fit and what was the right thing to do. In hindsight it certainly seems like I made the right decision and came to a place that really takes care of their players, really allowed me to develop and gave me good opportunities."

"It's a little bit sad to go, but I still got a job to do and I got to focus on what's ahead of me."

A free agent after the season, Miller wouldn't rule out a return to the team where he emerged as a solid reliever.

"No question," said Miller. "I don't leave here with any animosity towards the organization. They've treated me well. Like I said, it's something I know and something I've enjoyed."

Miller will make his return to Fenway Park in September.

"Controlling my emotions in that game will probably a challenge, but it is what it is, that's the reality."