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Yankees designate RHP Jim Miller for assignment

12/19/2012 6:49 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
The New York Yankees announced Wednesday that they have designated RHP Jim Miller for assignment, a corresponding 40-man roster move to make room for the officially re-signed Ichiro Suzuki.

Miller, 30, was claimed off waivers from Oakland on Nov. 30, the same day the Yankees re-signed Mariano Rivers. Miller 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.

A day earlier, the Yankees announced that LHP Josh Spence – who was claimed off waivers in November but designated for assignment when the Yankees added Kevin Youkilis– cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, so it is possible that Miller could go the same route if he clears waivers.

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