According to a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Diamondbacks have made starting pitcher Shelby Miller available in trade talks.
Sources: The Diamondbacks have let teams know Shelby Miller is available in a trade. Price isn't nearly what it cost them eight months ago.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 24, 2016
Miller was acquired from the Atlanta Braves during last offseason and was expected to be a major addition for Arizona. Obviously that has not ended up being the case so far this season. His asking price can’t be all that much with the numbers that he has put up.
Throughout the 2016 MLB season with the Diamondbacks so far, Miller has recorded a 2-9 record to go along with a 7.14 ERA. Those numbers show exactly why the market could be small for Miller.
At 25-years-old, there will be some teams with interest in acquiring Miller. There is still time for him to turn things around and get his career back on track. After the 2016 season, he will head into arbitration.
It will be interesting to see which teams show interest in acquiring Miller. Arizona would likely be willing to keep him should the offers not be up to their standards. They could hang onto him and hope that he turns things around alongside of Zack Greinke, who has dealt with some nagging injuries this season.
Expect to hear more rumors about Miller as the trade deadline continues approaching. He is without question one of the more intriguing options available on the market. His struggles will hurt his value, but the Diamondbacks should still be able to get something of value for him due to his age and potential.