Cleve­land In­di­ans

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Left-handed re­liever

will re­main side­lined through at least the Al­lS­tar break.

Miller is mak­ing progress in his re­cov­ery from patel­lar ten­dini­tis in his right knee, an in­jury that has side­lined him since May 26. He threw 31 pitches dur­ing a bullpen ses­sion July 5.

Miller An­drew

How­ever, be­cause the In­di­ans have a siz­able lead in the Amer­i­can League Cen­tral, they do not want to rush Miller back.

“The good news is that he re­ally is mak­ing strides,” man­ager said. “My good­ness, if we can get him back in time to get him on a roll, that’s the big­gest goal.”

Miller be­gan the sea­son by pitch­ing 10 score­less in­nings be­fore go­ing on the dis­abled list be­cause of a strained left ham­string. He then had a 14.54 ERA in 41⁄3 in­nings fol­low­ing his re­turn be­fore go­ing back on the DL.

❚ Right-han­der

(bruised right fore­arm) got the win in his re­turn from the DL on July 6, al­low­ing three runs in 51⁄3 in­nings against the Oak­land A’s.

Terry Fran­cona Car­los Car­rasco

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