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Yankees’ Andrew Millers Suffers Chip Fracture In Wrist

Yankees' reliever Andrew Miller suffered a chip fracture of his right wrist on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo:cbssports.com)

Yankees’ reliever Andrew Miller suffered a chip fracture of his right wrist on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo:cbssports.com)

After much talk this offseason about the Monster bullpen the New York Yankees have built, they might be starting the season without two-thirds of the trifecta.

Already without the newly acquired and named closer Aroldis Chapman until May due to a thirty-game suspension from Major League Baseball, the Yankees are now in danger of losing another reliever as LHP  Andrew Miller suffered a chip fracture of his right (non-throwing) wrist on Wednesday at Champion Stadium in a 2-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Miller suffered the injury in the seventh inning when a line drive off the bat of Braves’ pinch-hitter Willians Astudillo came back toward the lefty and hit just above his right wrist. The thirty-year old Miller was immediately taken out of the game in obvious pain and departed toward the clubhouse.

At first X-Rays came back as negative a CT Scan then relieved a chip fracture in the right wrist. According to the New York Yankees, Miller will be flown up to New York where he will see a hand specialist and then the next step will be determined.

As of right now it is unclear how much time Miller will miss but, there could be a very good chance that RHP Dellin Betances would be used as the Yankees’ closer for the time being.

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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