The way Andrew Miller IMMEDIATELY walked into the dugout holding his wrist, it’s safe to say that this is a big concern. Stay tuned.
— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) March 30, 2016
Well that’s not good.
After dodging a bullet on Jacoby Ellsbury’s recent HBP on the wrist, the Yankees will have to hold their breath again on this one. Andrew Miller, in this afternoon’s game in relief of Ivan Nova, took a line drive off his right wrist and immediately left the field. Jared Diamond’s description of what happened doesn’t make it sound good, and the Yankees can ill afford to lose another one of their big 3 late-game relievers now that they’re already without Aroldis Chapman for the first 30 games. The only silver lining here is that at least it wasn’t his left wrist.
More on this story as it develops…
** UPDATE 2:35 PM **– Via Wally Matthews, Cash called the injury a “bruised right wrist” for now and said Miller has been sent back to Tampa for X-rays and a CT scan.
** UPDATE 2:47 PM **– Not that this situation needs to get any worse, but apparently Bryan Mitchell also hurt himself in this game. According to Bryan Hoch it’s a sprained left big toe and he’ll have an MRI on it tonight.