Miller faces career-threatening surgery
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Adam Miller, the top pitching prospect in the Cleveland Indians organization, will likely undergo career-threatening surgery on his right middle finger next week.
Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff said Miller will meet with Dr. Thomas Graham in Baltimore on Monday to discuss surgical options.
Graham performed surgery on the finger to repair ligament and tendon damage last May. The Indians were encouraged when Miller threw without pain in the Instructional League and in winter ball, but he felt discomfort when throwing early in spring training.
Miller didn't throw for several days, but the pain continued when he attempted to throw again. The Indians tried to adjust his motion in throwing sessions at the team's spring training complex in Arizona to relieve pressure on the finger, but that was unsuccessful.