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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
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