In­di­ans’ Miller back on DL with shoul­der prob­lem

The Peterborough Examiner - - Voice of Business - TOM WITHERS

CLEVE­LAND — An­drew Miller’s start-and-stop sea­son has stopped again.

The Cleve­land In­di­ans placed the in­valu­able reliever on the 10-day dis­abled list with shoul­der sore­ness, an in­jury Ma­jor League Base­ball’s Amer­i­can League Cen­tral lead­ers hope gets bet­ter in time for the post-sea­son.

Man­ager Terry Fran­cona said Miller com­plained about his shoul­der Tues­day and, af­ter con­sult­ing with the team’s med­i­cal staff, re­ceived a cor­ti­sone in­jec­tion.

“It was the right thing to do for him,” Fran­cona said.

“We’ve talked about it be­fore, even when it’s maybe not con­ve­nient you need to do the right thing,” he added. “An­drew is go­ing to pitch for a long time and he’s car­ried such a big load for us that we need to look out for him a lit­tle bit, too.”

Fran­cona said Miller be shut down while the shot takes af­fect and there’s no timetable on when the 32-year-old will pitch again.

“We’re just go­ing to go off of An­drew,” Fran­cona said Wed­nes­day. “We’re go­ing to do what’s right by him. We’ll update you as we go. We just don’t know what that is.”

This is Miller’s third trip to the DL this sea­son. He was pre­vi­ously side­lined with a ham­string is­sue and then right knee in­flam­ma­tion.

It’s been that kind of year for the two-time all-star.

An­drew Miller

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