Indians reliever Andrew Miller threw off the mound Wednesday at Progressive Field, a major stride in his recovery from knee inflammation.
Really well, manager Terry Francona said describing Miller’s workout, which was closely observed by pitching coach Carl Willis. I think every time he throws, he takes a step in the right direction.
Miller has been on the disabled list since May 26, and the left-hander’s absence has had a detrimental effect on Cleveland’s bullpen, which http://www.broncosfootballofficialstore.com/Matt_Paradis_Jersey entered Wednesday’s series finale against Cincinnati with the AL’s highest ERA.
Miller nearly helped carry the Indians to a World Series title in 2016. The club is hoping a healthy Miller can be just as valuable in the postseason again.
While he has been out, Cleveland’s relievers have struggled as a whole. But Francona hopes the other pitchers — and Miller — will benefit from his time away.
Last night was a bad night, and I mean, we gave up a four-run lead, it hurts on a number of fronts, especially the way it ended, he said. I think they’re OK. I think they know he’s coming, and it will certainly help us. In the meantime, I think way back when this first happened, I remember saying, ‘I think in the long run it will make guys better,’ and I believe that.
I think we’ll be Womens Matt Paradis Jersey better for it. Our record might not be, but when we get fully healthy we can be a better team.
As the Indians http://www.officialwhitesoxproshop.com/James_Shields_Jersey wait for Miller, their bullpen got one piece back as Tyler Olson was activated from the 10-day disabled list after being sidelined with a strained back muscle. To open a roster spot, the club designated veteran left-hander Marc Rzepczynski for assignment.
Olson gives Francona a dependable option against lefties.
The move would deplete a significant member of the core that took Houston to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. Phoenix, meanwhile, now adds Ariza to a stable of forwards that includes Josh Jackson, Mikal Bridges and TJ Warren.
Manny Pina (R), 1 percent, Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds (RHP Matt Harvey): Despite slashing James Shields Jersey .314/.385/.514 over his past 10 games, Pina was given Saturday off as it was a day game following an evening affair. Look for him to be back behind the plate against Harvey, who has been a bit more magnanimous to lefty hitters, but not enough to overlook Pina, who should get chances on what looks to be a productive day for the Brewers.
Chris Davis (L), 7 percent, Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels (RHP Deck McGuire): Several times, the Daily Notes authors recommended Davis by virtue of his history for hitting homers with the platoon edge. Once it became apparent his current struggles trumped track record, others were suggested in his stead. While two homers the past week doesn’t erase a futile first half, it’s a start. Plus, Davis will square off with a journeyman righty, responsible for five homers in just 13.1 innings this season.