Andrew Miller
RP CLE
2 months ago

Miller retired the only Royal he faced Saturday to pick up his 22nd hold of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander needed just two pitches to get Lorenzo Cain to line out to center and end Kansas City's seventh-inning rally. Miller has now pitched in two games since return from a knee injury that sidelined him for multiple weeks. He looked more polished Saturday than he did in his first outing, a good sign for fantasy owners who are counting on Miller to rack up a few fantasy-worthy stats before season's end.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
2 months ago

Miller (knee) made his return to the mound after a 23-day layoff, and allowed two hits while striking out one Royal in an inning of work Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The big lefty shook off some rust with an 11-pitch seventh inning. Miller should return to his normal eighth-inning setup role once he gets back into a rhythm.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
2 months ago

Miller (knee) was activated from the 10-day DL prior to Thursday's game against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

In an expected move, the Indians add Miller to the active roster following a three-week absence due to patellar tendinitis. The left-hander was able to toss a couple simulated games over the past week, and will ease back into his relief role for the Kansas City series this weekend.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
2 months ago

Miller (knee) is expected to be activated from the DL on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a couple successful simulated games in the books, Miller is now ready to return, although pitching coach Mickey Callaway suggested the lefty will see "limited game action" during the Royals series. The Indians won't push their luck with Miller as he will be an important part of their postseason run. He made just two appearances upon his initial return last month before aggravating the knee issue.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
2 months ago

Manager Terry Francona said Miller (knee) could be activated from the disabled list as early as Thursday, Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller already has a pair of simulated games under his belt, and the Indians are in the process of determining if he'll need another simulated outing before his activation. If Miller isn't ready to return by Thursday, he'll throw another simulated game with his return likely coming shortly thereafter. However, If he checks out before Thursday, look for him to return to Cleveland's bullpen in a high-leverage, multi-inning relief role for their series opener against the Royals.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
2 months ago

Indians' pitching coach Mickey Callaway said Miller (knee) will probably pitch in a game this homestand.

EDGE Analysis

Miller has been sidelined since Aug. 22 with patellar tendinitis, but he appears to be on the cusp of a return after getting through a second simulated game with no issues Monday. Look for him to return to a high-leverage, multi-inning role out of Cleveland's bullpen when he returns, which is expected to be sometime before Monday.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
2 months ago

Miller (knee) threw 30 pitches in a simulated game Monday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller has been able to steadily ramp up his level of activity lately, as this marked his second simulated game over the last four days. Although the Indians haven't said when they plan to bring Miller off the disabled list, it would appear that his eventual activation isn't too far away based on his recent workouts. More information regarding the start reliever's status should be available in the near future.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
2 months ago

Miller (knee) threw 40 pitches split between mound work and a bullpen warmup session Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The best, and most important, news that comes out of this session is that Miller felt better than he had during his pair of bullpens earlier this week. The left-hander was able to throw to Jason Kipnis off the mound during a shortened version of a simulated game prior to Cleveland's contest against the Orioles. Looking ahead, Miller could mimic this sort of outing once again in the coming days, and may potentially be back on the active roster come early next week.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
2 months ago

Miller (knee) was out tossing off the mound with Jason Kipnis prior to Friday's game against the Orioles, Chris Assenheimer of The Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller was able to throw a pair of bullpen sessions earlier this week, and it's expected that the lefty will go up against live hitting in the near future. It appears as though Miller is on the verge of activation, and could return to the bullpen sometime next week, if all goes well.

Andrew Miller
RP CLE
2 months ago

Miller (knee) will throw his second bullpen session Wednesday, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller was able to get through his first bullpen session Monday with no issues, so he'll ramp things up in his second mound workout as he closes in on a return from the disabled list. If all goes well Wednesday, Miller could move on to face live hitters, lining him up for a return sometime around mid-September. Once he returns, the southpaw will resume his role as a high-leverage, multi-inning reliever at the back end of Cleveland's bullpen.