Do you hear that? In the distance? The soft sounds of Simon & Garfunkel growing louder and more present than before.
Hello darkness, my old friend:
Francona: Andrew Miller to the 10-day DL due to right knee inflammation. Same knee that caused problems last year. RHP Evan Marshall recalled.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) May 26, 2018
Those that were saying “Andrew Miller needs a rehab assignment”, you may have been partially right. I’d say it should have gone a step further and he should have been completely shut down if his knee was still an issue. And according to Tito, it has been all year:
Francona said the knee has been an underlying issue “the entire time” this season. No timetable for return.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) May 26, 2018
The Indians bullpen has been a dumpster fire all season, but many assumed things would be okay once Andrew Miller returned healthy. Now, there’s no reasonable estimate as to if or when that will happen.
If the Tribe has hopes of making it deep into October, they will need relief in the bullpen. As sad as it may be, Andrew Miller may not be the answer.