Yankees expect injured closer Andrew Miller to miss one month


One day after placing left-hander Andrew Miller on the disabled list with a strained forearm muscle Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated that he expects the closer to miss around one month.

Cashman told Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News that Miller will be completely shut down from throwing for two weeks before resuming a throwing program, leaving stud setup man Dellin Betances as the Yankees’ closer for the remainder of the first half.

Miller converted 17 saves with a 1.03 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 26 innings while holding opponents to a .090 batting average in the first season of a four-year, $36 million deal signed this winter.