One of the Red Sox’ more valuable assets this trading season is lefthanded reliever Andrew Miller, who would instantly bolster a bullpen looking for a strong southpaw for a stretch run.
One of their most talked about trade partners for Miller, however, may not have what the Red Sox are looking for.
According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Red Sox are looking for a young outfielder with power, something he says the Atlanta Braves don’t have.
BoSox prefer power-hitting young OF in trade for LH A. Miller. #Braves don’t have that, but perhaps Cunningham or Terdo + pitching prospect?
— David O’Brien (@DOBrienAJC) July 29, 2014
The Braves have been “looking closely” at Andrew Miller, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, as Atlanta is short on lefthanders in their bullpen, with Chasen Shreve being the only lefty reliever on the Braves active roster.
Miller is having a very strong season for the Sox after missing most of 2013 with a season-ending foot injury, having struck out 65 and walked just 13 batters in 40 1/3 innings going into Tuesday.
Players O’Brien mentions the Sox could get in return for Miller, Todd Cunningham and Joey Terdoslavich, are both outfielders on the Braves’ 40-man roster and currently play for Triple-A Gwinnett. Cunningham is hitting .277 with five homers and 44 RBIs in 91 games at Triple-A this season, while Terdoslavich is hitting .253 with eight homers and 39 RBIs in 104 games.