Indians’ Miller back on DL with shoulder problem
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.