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Yankees claim RHP Miller, DFA two

11/30/2012 10:39 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
Although the big news of Friday was the Yankees’ re-signing of Mariano Rivera, the team also made a handful of other roster moves.

First, the Yankees claimed RHP Jim Miller off waivers from Oakland. Miller, 30, was with the Athletics in four different stints last year, going 2-1 with a 2.59 ERA in 33 appearances overall and holding left-handed hitters to a .136 average. For his career, Miller, who made his Major League debut in 2008, is 2-3 with a 2.42 ERA and one save in 47 games with Baltimore, Colorado, and Oakland.

In addition, the Yankees also signed infielder Jayson Nix to a Major League contract, avoiding arbitration with the 31-year-old utility man – but with the Yankees’ 40-man roster full, Nix was one of two players designated for assignment to make room for Rivera and Miller.

The other player designated was RHP Mickey Storey, who had been claimed off waivers from Houston on Nov. 20. Storey, 26, made his Major League debut with the Astros in 2012, and was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 26 relief appearances.

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