Cleveland Indians pitcher Andrew Miller lasted just seven pitches on Monday night before being removed due to an apparent re-aggravation of a past injury during the Tribe's 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field.
According to the Indians, Miller aggravated the patellar tendonitis in his right knee. He had been on the disabled list since August 2nd due to that injury. He was activated on Friday and worked an inning in Kansas City.
The All-Star lefty is 4-3 with a 1.65 ERA in 48 appearances this season.
"We'll go back to the drawing board," Indians manager Terry Francona said afterwards per Jordan Bastian of Indians.com/MLB.com. "That's not what we were hoping for, but we'll let the medical people put their heads together and see what they can do."
The Indians also reported a second injury on Monday, this one to DH/1B Carlos Santana:
Updates from Indians:
Miller left with reaggravated right knee patella tendinitis.
Santana left with lower back tightness.
We will continue to follow this developing story here on WKYC.com.