The Yankees and Mets are both in the market to beef up their respective bullpens, but neither felt strongly enough to make an offer to left-hander Andrew Miller, according to SNY’s Andy Martino.
Miller, 33, signed with the Cardinals on Friday to a two-year, $25 million deal with a vesting option for 2021.
The Yankees and Mets both had initial interest in Miller but his durability concerns steered them away from the two-time All-Star.
The left-hander, who pitched for the Yankees in 2015 and half of 2016 before he was traded to the Indians, threw just 34 innings last season and held a 4.24 ERA (3.51 FIP) as he battled through knee, hamstring and shoulder injuries that resulted in three stints on the disabled list.
He had two stints on the DL in 2017, too, with patella tendinitis.
Martino reports the Mets are still looking to trade for at least one more reliever after adding Edwin Diaz and Jeurys Familia.
The Yankees are still looking to sign two relievers, according to Martino, and are reportedly frontrunners — along with the Phillies — to sign Zach Britton.
David Robertson and Adam Ottavino are other free agents available.