The Yankees struck again on Friday, signing free agent lefthander Andrew Miller to a four-year contract. According to multiple reports, deal is worth $36 million.
Earlier in the day, the Yankees completed a three-team deal to acquire shortstop Didi Gregorius from the Diamondbacks. But the Yankees followed up by adding Miller, one of the game's premier relievers.
For the Red Sox and Orioles, Miller posted a 2.02 ERA and racked up 103 strikeouts in 62 1/3 innings, positioning himself for a pay day on the free-agent market.
Miller's deal eclipses the previous mark for set-up men, held by Rafael Soriano, who the Yankees signed to a $35-million contract before the 2010 season.
The Yankees recently entered the fray as suitors for Miller, whose presence could mean the end of David Robertson's time in the Bronx.
The incumbent closer is said to be demanding a four-year deal worth north of $50 million.
Though Miller hasn't been a closer, he has been dominant as a set-up man. Last year, he held opponents to a .153 average and struck out 14.87 batters per nine innings, the second best rate among those who pitched at least 10 innings.