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Aug 3, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher

Andrew Miller

(48) pitches in the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Mariners 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Miller, RP

Speaking of players the Red Sox traded at the deadline, there’s always Andrew Miller. Like Lester, he would fill the exact role that he vacated on July 31, and would rejoin the Red Sox as the power left-handed setup man who has been dominant for the last three seasons. He is currently in the midst of a career year, as he has a career-best 2.28 ERA and 4.75 K/BB, complemented by a dominant 14.5 K/9 between the Red Sox and Orioles.

Also like Lester, he has expressed interest in coming back to Boston after being traded, meaning that there’s a solid chance the Red Sox could sign Miller, perhaps even at a slightly discounted price. Like Gregerson, that price would likely fall in the 3 year/$20M range as power lefties don’t come around all that often. However, that’s an affordable contract for a big-market team like the Red Sox and Miller could be an important piece for the 2015 team.