MLB Rumors: Arizona Diamondbacks Make Shelby Miller Available for Trade

Shelby Miller, MLB Rumors
[Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports]
The Arizona Diamondbacks have not been all that active in trade discussions as the MLB trade deadline approaches. There are plenty of rumors surrounding baseball right now and the Diamondbacks are finally getting involved. At 41-57 this season, the Diamondbacks need to go into sell mode.

According to a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Diamondbacks have made starting pitcher Shelby Miller available in trade talks.

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.

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