The Yankees announced that Andrew Miller will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a “flexor mass” strain in his left forearm.
Miller told the Yankees after last night’s appearance in a 6-1 game that he was experiencing tightness in the forearm, and had been dealing with it for a few days. He underwent an MRI before Wednesday’s game.
Miller will not pick up a baseball for 7-10 days, at which point he will be reevaluated. This is obviously a big blow to the Yankees and their bullpen, which is already a little shaky and overused.
Miller was lights out this season, converting his first 17 saves on the year while pitching to a 1.03 ERA. Dellin Betances is expected to move from the setup role and into the closer’s role while Miller is out.
Girardi: Andrew Miller going to DL with strained muscle in forearm. Dellin Betances will slide in as the regular closer.