According to manager Joe Girardi, the 30-year-old, who has been out nearly a month due to a left flexor forearm strain, is set to join the team on Wednesday as they take on the Oakland Athletics in a three game set at Yankee Stadium.
After his one rehab appearance, the club felt that Miller was ready to get back on a big league mound. Girardi noted that Miller will once again serve as the team’s closer, pushing reliever Dellin Betances back into the setup man role.
With Miller returning, the Yankees bullpen regained a very big piece to the puzzle. Although the bullpen has been very impressive in his absence, the team will benefit from having their closer back. Before suffering his injury, Miller was one of the best closers in the game, converting 17 saves. In his 26 appearances, the left-hander posted a 0-1 record with a 1.03 ERA.
Miller won’t be the only Yankee returning from the disabled list tomorrow, as he will be joined by outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who also is set to be activated before tomorrow’s game against the Athletics. You can read more about Ellsbury’s return to the team by clicking here:
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