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Dustin Ackley Released by Yankees

Dustin Ackley was released by the Yankees on Friday, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports. The former No. 2 overall pick will be looking for a new team after losing most of his 2016 to a torn labrum that required surgery. Ackley hasn't posted an above average OPS since his rookie year in 2011 while also moving into a corner role on defense. (CBS Sports)

Matt Harvey looks good, ready for 2017

Mets RHP Matt Harvey is in good shape and ready for 2017, Terry Collins said before Thursday's ALS Association event in Manhattan. "He looks great. He's in tremendous shape," Collins declared, according to the Daily News. "That's what you'd expect from him. I know when he shows up in January, he's gonna be raring to go." (SNY.tv)

Matt Harvey makes fun of his rough year with amazing Halloween costume

Ever since being dubbed "The Dark Knight of Gotham" by Sports Illustrated back in 2013, Matt Harvey and baseball fans have embraced that nickname. The Mets' pitcher -- a then 24-year-old apparent ace in the making -- had a bright future and looked to be the hero that the struggling franchise needed to reach greatness again. (FOX Sports)

Matt Harvey Receives 2016 Lou Gehrig Award

At the ALS Association Greater New York 22nd Lou Gehrig Sports Award Benefit, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey was presented with the Lou Gehrig Sports Award. The Award is given to the athlete shown to embody the character, courage, and determination the late Gehrig once did. In his speech, Harvey spoke about what it meant to receive the Award. (Mets Merized Online)

Andrew Miller talks Game 7 preparation

Andrew Miller did not pitch in Game 6, but he is expected to see the mound in Game 7. “Whatever it takes," he said about the crucial game. "Whatever I’m capable to give, I’m going to give everything I’ve got and hope we have more runs at the end of the day than they do.” (Cleveland 19 News)

The legend of Andrew Miller’s Cape Cod League ‘fog game’

On a foggy night in July, 2004, Andrew Miller was nearly perfect. The lanky left-hander, pitching for the Chatham Athletics in the Cape Cod Baseball League, recorded all 12 of his outs via strikeout. Facing a lineup that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Miller was so impressive that he caused a rule controversy because hitters were swinging through sliders that hit them on their back foot. (Boston.com)

Andrew Miller breaks postseason strikeout record for a reliever

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller is on the verge of postseason immortality. With Cleveland just one win away from a World Series title, Miller is quickly approaching “never have to buy another drink in this town again territory.” (Yahoo! Sports)

Andrew Miller the pitcher once again makes the opposition look like Andrew Miller the hitter

How many swings would Andrew Miller the hitter need to notch a base hit against Andrew Miller the pitcher?Take a hitter with four career big-league hits in 72 at-bats (.056 batting average) and pit him against a pitcher who has racked up 15 sterling, scoreless innings this postseason. Advantage: pitcher, obviously. (Cleveland.com)

Hardened by struggles, Andrew Miller emerges as postseason force

About 28 hours after David Ross had lauded Andrew Miller the day before Game One of the World Series, the former Red Sox catcher found himself in the most unenviable of spots: trying to hit Miller, the game on the line. And here was the main problem for Ross: It was Miller's performance in situations just like this that he had singled out for praise the previous day. (Providence Journal)

How Andrew Miller became the most important reliever in baseball

"Don't get me started on Andrew Miller," said Fox baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez, who played with Miller on the Yankees this season. "Phenomenal person. Phenomenal pitcher. I know it sounds really cliché, but he's the guy who stuck with it, turned it around, believed when maybe no one else did. It's remarkable." (ESPN.com)

Andrew Miller Has The Stuff To Get Out Of Trouble

Cleveland starting pitcher Corey Kluber was 88 pitches deep after he gave up a leadoff single to Ben Zobrist in the seventh inning of Game 1 Tuesday. He could have seen a couple more batters, but Terry Francona planned ahead, and pulled him for Andrew Miller, the shaggy scarecrow who hadn’t allowed a run since Sept. 7. (Deadspin)

Andrew Miller: Inside his journey to a new type of October dominance

They pump their fists, they cross their wrists to form the letter X. But few have ever played the reliever role in the way of Andrew Miller. “My shtick is that I’m trying to be as boring as possible and focus on getting outs,” he says. After some contemplation, he admits to one eccentricity: “I don’t wash my jock strap until after I have a bad game.” (Sports Illustrated)

Andrew Miller: Living the Dream

Andrew Miller: After my Indians teammates and I punched our ticket to the World Series last Wednesday, celebrated together in the visitor’s clubhouse in Toronto and flew back home to Cleveland, it was another two nights before my sleep routine returned to normal. I kept wanting to wake up to make sure this whole thing wasn’t a dream — that this was real life. (The Players' Tribune)

Video: Andrew Miller - Indians ALCS MVP, UNC 2006 National Player of The Year

Andrew Miller has been practically unhittable in the postseason for the Cleveland Indians, which garnered MVP honors in the ALCS. But before his MLB stardom, Miller was National Player of the Year in 2006 for UNC. Check out some of his best collegiate highlights. View Video...

Can Andrew Miller tame the Cubs offense?

On the eve of the World Series, this is another way of asking whether Andrew Miller can be the difference -maker Kershaw wasn’t. True, these are two different pitchers with different mechanics and different weapons. One is a starter, the other a reliever. We got that. (USA Today)

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