New York Yankees News: Andrew Miller to Return Soon?


Behind the scenes in Anaheim, New York Yankees closer Andrew Miller threw 20 pitches off a bullpen mound, and his results indicated that there’s a good chance he might be activated before the All-Star Break.

The southpaw has been on the disabled list since June 11th, when he was diagnosed with a left forearm muscle strain. According to Bryan Hoch of, Miller is scheduled to throw long toss today, and will take the mound again on Saturday at Yankee stadium for another bullpen session. Barring any setbacks, it’ll be Miller Time in the Bronx before baseball’s mid-summer classic.

The way the Yankees offense has struggled as of late, they’ll need every bit of Andrew Miller upon his return. The closer was 0-1 with a 1.03 ERA prior to his injury. In 26 appearances, he recorded 17 saves out of 18 save opportunities.

In his absence, Brooklyn native Dellin Betances has resume the closer role, converting five saves in as many opportunities. The reinstatement of Andrew Miller will reunite the dynamic duo of Miller and Betances in the backend of the Yankees bullpen. A significant force that has paid large dividends to the Yankees sitting in a first place tie atop the AL East to start the month of July.

Get ready Yankee fans! Dial the clock back! It’s almost Miller Time again in the Bronx!

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