The New York Yankees loss against the Washington Nationals in Wednesday’s afternoon game and Closer Andrew Miller. Miller is on the DL due to forearm strain.
According to Reporter Meredith Marakovits from Yes Network, She said that an MRI reveal a strained flexor and won’t pick up the baseball for a few days. Manager Joe Girardi said the timeline for Miller picking up a baseball will be 7 to 10 days. Before this injury occur the closer was feeling tightness in the arm and was caused due to fatigue.
Miller as the closer for the Yankees has done an excellent job. He has a 1.03 ERA with 17 saves and 43 strikeouts in 26.1 innings. He is one of the most consistent players thus far in the bullpen and helped out with the seven wins for the Yankees.
Although they lost him for a short period of time, Dellin Betances will take his role and hold down the fort until he comes back. Betances with his stuff and great arm can help in close games. The Yankees have a 33-26 record and are currently leading the American East. If they can string some wins before All-Star break and Miller comes back healthy, they have a chance to win the division and head back into the playoffs.