Brewers pitcher Wade Miley becomes free agent after declining mutual option, AP source says
Fri, Nov 3, 2023
MLB News (AP)
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Left-handed pitcher Wade Miley declined his part of a $10 million mutual option for 2024 with the Milwaukee Brewers, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Miley's decision makes him a free agent. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Friday because the move hadn't been announced.
MLB.com first reported Miley rejected his half of the option.
Miley, who turns 37 this month, went 9-4 with a 3.14 ERA in 23 starts this season to help the Brewers win the NL Central title. He struck out 79 and walked 38 in 120 1/3 innings.
Milwaukee has holes to fill in its starting rotation. Two-time All-Star Brandon Woodruff underwent shoulder surgery last month and might miss the entire 2024 season.
With that in mind, the Brewers agreed Thursday with right-hander Colin Rea on a $4.5 million, one-year deal that keeps him with the team. Rea went 6-6 with a 4.55 ERA for Milwaukee this season.
Rea gets a $3.5 million salary next year, and the deal includes a $5.5 million team option for 2025 with a $1 million buyout.
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