Andrew Miller RP NYY 6 days ago

Miller picked up his fifth save with a clean inning Monday against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Over the last 10 days, Miller has thrown six innings without allowing a run with nine strikeouts, no walks allowed, and just one hit -- all to go with three saves and a victory. Miller has a perfect 0.00 ERA and a miniscule 0.375 WHIP and will continue to be one of the most valuable relievers in baseball even after Aroldis Chapman pushes him into a setup role.

Andrew Miller RP NYY 1 week ago

Miller pitchwd a perfect ninth inning, striking out a pair to log his fourth save as the Yankees downed Tampa Bay 6-3 Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller followed Ivan Nova and Dellin Betances who combined to hurl 4.1 hitless innings with seven strikeouts after relieving an ineffective C.C. Sabathia in the fifth inning. Miller is a perfect 4-for-4 in save chances and has not allowed a run this season. He's a quality option for saves, at least until Aroldis Chapman returns from suspension.

Andrew Miller RP NYY 2 weeks ago

Miller needed just 13 pitches to strike out the side in the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the Mariners, recording his third save of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's been lights out to begin the season, allowing just two hits and no runs through five innings while striking out 12, but despite Miller's brilliance he's expected to cede closing duties to Aroldis Chapman once the former Red returns from his suspension in May. That still gives him a few more weeks to rack up saves before he moves into an eighth-inning setup role, however.

Andrew Miller RP NYY 3 weeks ago

Miller picked up his second save Tuesday against Toronto with a clean inning, including a pair of strikeouts.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller has yet to allow a run with six strikeouts and just two hits allowed in his three innings thus far this season. Until Aroldis Chapman returns, Miller may be the most valuable closer in fantasy baseball.

Andrew Miller RP NYY 3 weeks ago

Miller struck out the side in his only inning in Thursday's win over the Astros en route to earning his first save of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller, who is pitching with a broken wrist in his non-throwing arm, got into a little bit of trouble after allowing hits to two of the first three batters he faced, but locked down from there to get the save. He'll continue to serve as the team's closer until Aroldis Chapman returns from his 30-game suspension.

Andrew Miller RP NYY 1 month ago

Miller (wrist) issued a strikeout and a walk in 0.2 innings of work in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller had already been medically cleared to pitch after breaking his non-throwing wrist, but it's still an encouraging sign that he was able to get through game action without incident. All signs point toward the lefty being available by Opening Day, where he figures to serve as the team's closer with Aroldis Chapman suspended.

Andrew Miller RP NYY 1 month ago

Miller (wrist) was medically cleared to pitch through his injury Friday, The New York Daily News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

According to the report, Miller met with Dr. Patrick Owens on Friday, who said that the lefty reliever will be fine to pitch as long as his pain tolerance holds up. Miller suffered a chipped bone in his wrist on a comebacker Wednesday, but it fortunately occurred on his glove hand. With Aroldis Chapman suspended for the first 30 games of the season, look for Miller to serve as the Yankees' interim closer.

Andrew Miller RP NYY 1 month ago

Miller's meeting with a hand specialist Friday yielded encouraging results, as he should be able to pitch through the injury, the YES Network's Jack Curry reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His pain tolerance will dictate what he can do, but the fracture will heal naturally, and the pisiform bone that Miller broke is nonessential. The injury, which occurred to his glove hand, could affect his ability to field, but he only participated in five fielding plays in 61.2 innings last season, so it's a somewhat minor concern. This situation could remain fluid, but all indications are that Miller will serve as the Yankees' closer while Aroldis Chapman serves a 30-game suspension, so his owners appear to have dodged a bullet.

Andrew Miller RP NYY 1 month ago

The broken pisiform bone in Miller's right wrist is nonessential, and there is no harm in him attempting to play through the injury, the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

According to the report, as long as Miller can tolerate the pain, he should be able to continue to play without much risk. If the discomfort does not subside and the bone does not heal on its own, he could undergo a procedure to remove the bone entirely -- a procedure that would require about three weeks of rest. "If you have to break a bone in the wrist, that's a good place," said Michael Hausman, the chief of hand and elbow surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. "It might not be symptomatic and he may be able to just play through this. There's no harm in trying." Of course, Miller still needs to field his position, but in 61.2 innings last year, he participated in just five fielding plays, so that may not be as big of an issue as one would think. He will consult with a hand specialist in Miami on Friday, but it sounds like there's no medical reason he can't continue pitching, which would set him up to be the Yankees' closer until Aroldis Chapman has served his 30-game suspension.

Andrew Miller RP NYY 1 month ago

Miller (right hand) does not expect to miss time, WFAN's Sweeny Murti reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Recently diagnosed with a chip fracture on his non-pitching hand, Miller made it quite clear that he expects to play through the injury. His optimism is obviously a good sign, but he still needs to visit with a specialist, and the Yankees have yet to confirm his availability. Miller should still be considered uncertain for the start of the season.