OUTShelby Miller
SP ARI
2 weeks ago

Miller (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Miller underwent Tommy John surgery in early May, and was actually able to throw off flat ground in October, so it remains to be what his timetable will be heading into the 2018 season. At this point, it seems likely that the right-hander will begin the year on the DL, but it will all depend on how he progresses this offseason.

OUTShelby Miller
SP ARI
1 month ago

Miller (elbow) was able to throw off flat ground Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery May 10, Kevin Zimmerman of ArizonaSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, Miller threw from about 45 feet 30-to-40 times. The right-hander is scheduled to continue light throwing for the next several weeks before he's rested throughout November and December to keep his arm fresh for the start of spring training. The Diamondbacks haven't issued a timetable for Miller's return to the big club, but the expectation is that he'll open the 2018 campaign on the disabled list before beginning a minor-league rehab assignment.

OUTShelby Miller
SP ARI
6 months ago

Miller (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller will now begin a long recovery process with the hopes of returning to the mound for the Diamondbacks some time near the end of next summer. Zach Godley is currently filling in for Miller's turn in the rotation.

OUTShelby Miller
SP ARI
7 months ago

Miller (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery May 10, the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list last Thursday, indicated over the weekend that he would opt for the season-ending procedure, which typically carries a 12-to-18 month recovery timetable. With that in mind, Miller looks bound to open the 2018 campaign on the DL as well, which may make him a little more than a late-round stash option in NL-only and deep-league drafts next spring. The Diamondbacks will replace Miller in the rotation with Triple-A Reno starter Braden Shipley, but the 25-year-old may need to pitch well to guarantee himself any outings beyond Thursday's turn against the Nationals.

OUTShelby Miller
SP ARI
7 months ago

Miller (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the torn UCL in right arm, Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller made his decision after meeting with multiple doctors, though his transfer to the 60-day DL effectively foreshadowed an end to his 2017 season. The 26-year-old was trying to improve upon his dismal 2016 showing, when he posted a 6.15 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP over 20 games in his debut season with Arizona. Instead, he'll undergo the dreaded procedure which will keep him out 12-18 months, meaning he'll be in line for a return late next season, if that. The D-Backs, meanwhile, will have to move on with Zach Godley, or another replacement in the rotation.

OUTShelby Miller
SP ARI
7 months ago

Miller (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

This move comes as no surprise, as it was recently reported that Miller is dealing with a partial UCL tear that may require Tommy John surgery. In addition to the UCL tear, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reported that Miller is dealing with a flexor strain. In a corresponding move, Arizona recalled T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Reno.

OUTShelby Miller
SP ARI
7 months ago

Miller has a partially torn UCL and may need to undergo Tommy John surgery, Jack Magruder of Fanragsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller is currently exploring his options to determine whether or not Tommy John surgery is the best course of action. Regardless of the choice he ultimately makes, Miller is on track to miss an extended period of time to the injury. After Miller was placed on the DL, Zach Godley was brought up from Triple-A Reno to join the Diamondbacks' rotation.

OUTShelby Miller
SP ARI
7 months ago

Miller (elbow) apparently has a ligament issue in his elbow and is contemplating Tommy John surgery, Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller, who was pulled from his last start and placed on the DL with forearm soreness, is still waiting to hear back from Dr. James Andrews on his MRI results, though Tommy John surgery is apparently a possibility. This isn't too surprising, given Miller said earlier Wednesday that doctors "found something in there," according to Jack Magruder of FanRag Sports. He had 4.09 ERA and 20 strikeouts through 22 innings (four starts) this year before going down with the injury. Zach Godley was recalled from Triple-A and has taken his place in the rotation for the time being.

OUTShelby Miller
SP ARI
7 months ago

Miller sent his MRI results to Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, Jack Magruder of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller apparently said doctors "have found something in there," though he didn't specify further, so the Braves are having Dr. James Andrews give it a look before an official plan is determined. Players usually see Dr. Andrews when contemplating Tommy John surgery, so even if Miller receives good news, it seems likely that he'll have to miss a healthy chunk of time.

OUTShelby Miller
SP ARI
7 months ago

Miller will visit specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache for a second opinion on his right forearm tightness, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller described the forearm tightness he's going through as something he has never experienced before. The Diamondbacks have expressed optimism that there isn't the kind of physical damage that would force a significant disabled list trip, but a trip to Dr. ElAttrache is rarely a precursor to good news.