Dodgers Rumors: Andrew Miller Trade Appears Unlikely
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In their quest to strengthen the bullpen, the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly agreed to trade for Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman on Monday morning.

Given that Chapman is in line to reach free agency after the 2016 season, the Dodgers’ were said to only be sending two prospects to Cincinnati.

However, the trade hit a snag Monday night as a report surfaced detailing an alleged domestic dispute Chapman was involved in at his Florida home on Oct. 30.

Major League Baseball is investigating Chapman under their recently overhauled domestic violence policy. The Dodgers are believed to have moved on from trade discussions for the 27 year old.

In the aftermath of their deal with the Reds being put on hold, Los Angeles reportedly discussed a trade with the New York Yankees for closer Andrew Miller. However, there doesn’t appear to be a match between the two clubs, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports:

Along with looking to reinforce the bullpen, the Dodgers are searching for a starting pitcher. Thus, their rotation is largely devoid from an attractive trade chip. Alex Wood may fit that mold, though how inclined the Dodgers are to move him is unclear.

They reportedly agreed to a three-year, $45 million contract with Hisashi Iwakuma, as their search for a second starting pitcher carries on.

Miller converted 36 saves last season with a 2.04 ERA, 2.16 FIP and 0.86 WHIP. He was someone the Dodgers reportedly were interested in signing last offseason, but may have had concerns over doling out a long-term contract to a reliever.

Miller eventually elected to remain close to his family on the East Coast, signing a four-year, $36 million deal with the Yankees.