The Yankees are now the favorite to sign the Yankees’ first MLB player, according to MLBPA vice president Michael Hill.
Hill said Wednesday on MLB Network’s “Mike & Mike” podcast that he believes the Yankees will sign outfielder Luis Severino, outfielder Andrew Miller, right-hander Chris Tillman and shortstop Jose Ramirez.
Miller has been a long-time favorite for the Yankees, as he has played in the majors for 16 seasons.
The Yankees signed Miller in 2014, and he was later designated for assignment in 2015.
Miller was the Yankees starting third baseman for the majority of the 2016 season.
Hill said he’s not sure if Miller will sign the same deal the Yankees have signed Severino and Miller, but he said Miller could be a player who could make an impact in a short-term deal.
Hill said that Miller could become a part of a deal with the Yankees.
Miller is currently on the disabled list with a strained right oblique.
Hill has said that the Yankees plan to try to sign Miller to a long term contract, but that they could try to trade Miller as a free agent if they are unable to do so.
Miller is the third of the Yankees who has played for the team.
Right-hander Kyle Hendricks is the other former Yankee who has a career that has spanned 11 seasons.
Hendricks has a 3.06 ERA with a 3-2 record and a 3,093 strikeouts in 541 1/3 innings in the big leagues.
Hendricks, a right-handed reliever, had a 3:08 ERA in 20 1/2 innings with the Dodgers in 2017.
The lefty has a 4.08 ERA with 479 strikeouts in 715 1/ 3 innings in his career.