Girardi: Andrew Miller going to DL with strained muscle in forearm. Dellin Betances will slide in as the regular closer.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 10, 2015
Miller had an MRI which revealed a strained flexor muscle in his forearm and according to YES Network’s Meredith Marakovits, he won’t pick up a baseball and will be re-evaluated in a couple of days.
MRI revealed strained flexor mass strain. Will not pick up ball for a couple day… Will be reevaluated thereafter #yankees
— Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) June 10, 2015
Miller told the Yankees about the injury Tuesday night but said he was feeling it for some time.
“He told us after the game [Tuesday] night. I guess he’s been experiencing it for a little bit and he told us last night, so we had an MRI this morning, we got the results later today,” Girardi said. “He won’t throw the ball for 10 days to two weeks, and then you go from there.”
“There wasn’t a particular moment. I think it was just one of those things that has kind of been building and I’ve been doing everything I can to try and make sure I’m available and capable, and it just hasn’t been recovering quite like I want it to,” Miller said. “It’s frustrating more than anything for me. I want to be out there and contribute, and you feel like you’re letting guys down and you can’t go out there and do your job.
“It’s just one of those things that I felt now is the time to take care of it and take a little bit of time off and come back fresh.”
Miller is perfect in save situations and has combined with Dellin Betances to form one of the most successful back-end duos in baseball.
The concern for the Yankees is more about what type of security they will have to set up Betances since there is no other guy in their bullpen that is a clear set-up man.
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