NEW YORK, NY - MAY 26: Andrew Miller #48 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals on May 26, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Andrew Miller‘s next stop on the road to recovery from a flexor strain in his pitching arm is a rehab assignment, Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced. The dominant lefty closer will make a rehab appearance with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday. He will have a 25-pitch limit.
Andrew Miller will make a one-inning rehab assignment in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tomorrow, Girardi says. He'll have a 25-pitch max.
The 30-year-old has been working his way back from the arm injury, as he threw a bullpen session Saturday morning that included 30 pitches. With Miller sidelined since June 10th, Dellin Betances has filled in as the closer with seven saves with a 1.50 ERA in 42 innings.
The imposing lefty Miller has dominated Major Leauge batters in his first season in pinstripes, as he is a perfect 17-17 on save opportunities. In 26 1/3 innings pitched this year, the closer has struck out 43 batters while posting a 1.03 ERA.
The Yankees are hoping Miller is able to return before the All-Star break begins on July 13th, but the club has not made any decision official. The team will wait to see how Miller fares in his rehab assignment Monday. Once Miller can return to the bullpen, the Yankees will be back at full strength at the back end of the ‘pen as Betances and Miller have formed a dominant duo to close out games.
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