60DShelby Miller
SP ARI
2 weeks 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.

60DShelby Miller
SP ARI
3 weeks 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.

60DShelby Miller
SP ARI
3 weeks 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.

60DShelby Miller
SP ARI
4 weeks 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.

60DShelby Miller
SP ARI
4 weeks 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.

60DShelby Miller
SP ARI
4 weeks 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.

60DShelby Miller
SP ARI
4 weeks 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.

60DShelby Miller
SP ARI
4 weeks 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.

60DShelby Miller
SP ARI
4 weeks ago

Miller (forearm) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday, Jack Magruder of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

After leaving Sunday's game with right forearm tightness, Miller will now be forced to miss one start at the very least. The next step will be determining just how severe his injury is, which could be the difference between having to miss weeks as opposed to months. After a disappointing first season with the Diamondbacks, Miller had a slightly-improved start to 2017, posting a 4.09 ERA and 3.31 FIP in 22.0 innings thus far.

60DShelby Miller
SP ARI
1 month ago

Miller (forearm) will undergo an MRI on Monday, the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

A bout of forearm tightness forced Miller off the hill Sunday after 79 pitches, but both Miller and manager Torey Lovullo say they are optimistic. Miller admitted that he has never experienced forearm tightness like this before but also said, "Physically I don't think there's any damage done at all."