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Red Sox Pitcher Andrew Miller Done for Season with Left Foot Injury

Andrew Miller (blogs.eagletribune.com)

According to WEEI.COM Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller is expected to require season-ending surgery to repair a ligament in his left foot. Manager John Farrell spoke with reporters in Seattle before Monday’s game and said that Miller injured the foot while trying to jump out of the way of a come-backer against the Angels on Saturday night.

The loss of Andrew Miller will undoubtedly hurt the Red Sox. Miller had been pitching well for the Red Sox and had proven to be the team’s most reliable lefty. Miller had posted a 2.64 ERA with 14.1 strikeouts per 9 innings in 30 2/3 innings pitched.

Since arriving in Boston in 2011 Miller has had several trips to the DL. It seems that every time Miller is about to break out, this year or last, a setback occurs and stops him, causing him to lose any confidence and momentum that was built up during the season. This ordeal may sound familiar to another Sox pitcher, Clay Buchholz. Buchholz had proven to be one of the baseballs best pitchers again this year, but ended up on the DL over a month and is yet to come back.

In Miller’s absence, the Red Sox have few in-house options that they can turn to. Lefty Franklin Morales is also on the DL and Pawtucket PawSox left hander, Ryan Rowland-Smith, just had an emergency appendectomy at the end of June. Before the surgery, Smith had been pitching extremely well, holding lefties to a .155 avg. with a 1.03 ERA. The only other active lefty in the bullpen for coach John Farrell and  the Boston Red Sox is Craig Breslow.

 

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