Indians place reliever Andrew Miller on the disabled list and say started Josh Tomlin is out for six weeks.

By Scooby Axson
August 03, 2017

The Cleveland Indians pitching staff suffered a major blow with injuries to All–Star reliever Andrew Miller and starter Josh Tomlin.

The Indians placed Miller on the 10-day disabled list with right knee patella tendonitis, a move that is retroactive to Aug. 2.

"I've felt like it explains some lack of crispness," Miller said. "I think that we're in a place right now where it seems like as soon as I pitch again, I go through something that sets it off again, and we get back to square one. So the idea is, with a little bit of time, we can get ahead of it and get it out and it won't come back."

Miller is 4–3 with a 1.67 ERA with 78 strikeouts and 15 walks in 54 innings, limiting opposing batters to a .141 batting average.

Tomlin will miss the next six weeks after an MRI exam confirmed a mild-to-moderate left hamstring tendon strain.

Tomlin is 7–9 with a 5.38 ERA in 20 starts in 2017.

Cleveland (57–48) have lost three games in a row, but still have a 2 1/2 game lead in the AL Central over the Kansas City Royals.

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