Yankees’ Miller has arm injury
The New York Yankees’ dominant bullpen took a big hit when the team announced closer Andrew Miller has a left forearm strain and will be placed on the 15day disabled list.
Manager Joe Girardi revealed the injury Wednesday after a 5-4, 11inning loss to the Washington Nationals.
Miller told the Yankees about the injury Tuesday night but said he was feeling it for some time. He had an MRI exam Wednesday, which showed a slight strain in his flexor mass muscle.
Girardi said Miller will not throw for 10 days to two weeks.
Dellin Betances will move into the ninth-inning role. Miller is perfect in 17 save chances in his first season with the Yankees and has combined with Betances to form one of the most successful backend duos in baseball. Etc.
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