Andrew Miller left the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox with an apparent injury to his right knee.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Miller has been pulled from a game with what the team has assessed is re-aggravated patella tendinitis in his right knee just days after Cleveland's relief ace returned from the disabled list with the same injury.
Miller began the seventh inning Monday night by walking Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts on six pitches—including a number of fastballs that failed to reach 90 mph—and then threw one pitch to Andrew Benintendi before walking off the mound. Indians manager Terry Francona and a team trainer had a brief conversation with Miller, who then left the field.
Miller was making his second appearance since missing more than two weeks with the same injury.
The left-hander is 4-3 with a 1.65 ERA and has 79 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings.