Andrew Miller is kind of a bad-ass. I mean, not only is he one of the top relievers in the league, but just the other day he managed to break his hand and decided Eh, screw it, I’m gonna pitch anyways. Meanwhile, I’m gonna go ahead and call out of work because I sneezed so hard I threw my back out.
Miller sustained a chip fracture of his right wrist Wednesday when hit by a line drive off the bat of Atlanta’s Willians Astudillo’s liner.
”I think I can work around it,” Miller said Thursday before the Yankees played St. Louis. ”I’m not too worried, it’s my right hand.”
Miller will see a hand specialist in the next few days.
”I have some swelling, some soreness,” Miller said. ”All things considered, better than I expected.”
Miller was the Yankees closer last year, and will again serve in that capacity while Aroldis Chapman serves his 30 game suspension. Last season, Miller pitched to a 194 ERA+, .859 WHIP, and 100 SO to 20 BB over 61.2 innings.