NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Andrew Miller #48 of the New York Yankees in action against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on June 7, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Angels 6-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
This marks the first time that Miller has thrown off a mound since he was placed on the disabled list on June 10 due to a flexor strain. The 30-year-old has been throwing as part of his rehab process, but getting him back on a mound is a huge step closer to his return.
According to pitching coach Larry Rothschild, there is a possibility that Miller can return to the big league club before the All-Star break, which starts on July 13. As of now, it is unclear what the next step in Miller’s rehab process will be. It is possible that Miller might pitch in a minor league rehab assignment, but nothing has been announced by the club as of yet.
Before suffering the injury, Miller was lights out in the closer’s role, posting a 1.03 ERA in 26 appearances, tallying 17 saves in the process. Dellin Betances has filled in very nicely in the closer’s role since Miller suffered his injury, but the club will definitely benefit from having Miller back into the mix.
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