Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Miller to DL w/ Forearm Strain & Other Roster Moves

So I guess it's a bad idea to use your closer in multiple non-save situations just because you don't trust anyone else in your bullpen, apparently they get hurt. Andrew Miller pitched with a five run lead in the first game of the series with the Washington Nationals and was placed on the disabled list with a forearm strain during the extra innings loss in game two of the series.

Miller's ligaments are healthy reportedly but the muscles are merely strained. You have to think Miller is out at least a month much like Masahiro Tanaka was out with a similar strain. Tanaka had to build up arm strength to go 100 pitches where Miller doesn't but Tanaka's strain was said to be extremely mild. 

Dellin Betances is the new closer for the Yankees and the rest of the bridge remains a mystery for now. 

Update: 8:10 pm ET:

In other Yankees roster moves the team activated Brendan Ryan off the 60 day disabled list and optioned outfielder Ramon Flores to the minor leagues. With Miller heading to the DL the team is expected to bring back Flores before the series with the Baltimore Orioles while the team sent down Jose Pirela to clear some of the logjam in the middle infield. New York is expected to call up a pitcher before the start of the Orioles series and that player will either be Ivan Nova for the rotation forcing Adam Warren into the bullpen or it will likely be Chris Martin. 

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