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Shelby Miller keeps hitting the mound on his follow-through

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Update (7:56 PM EST): Miller says he didn’t hit his hand on the mound again, Piecoro reports.

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Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller once again had to leave his start early because he hit his hand on the pitching mound. The right-hander lasted 1 2/3 innings in last Saturday’s start against the Padres after scraping both knuckles on his index finger dragging it against the mound on his follow through.

It happened again on Thursday afternoon against the Giants. Miller walked the bases loaded, bringing up Hunter Pence with no outs. Miller appeared to hit his hand on the mound with his follow-through during Pence’s at-bat, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Miller was taken out of the game and relieved by Tyler Wagner.

The Shelby Miller era in Arizona has been disastrous, to say the least. He’s now carrying an 8.59 ERA with a 10/11 K/BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings. The Diamondbacks acquired him in a trade with the Braves over the winter, sending 2015 first overall draft pick Dansby Swanson, pitching prospect Aaron Blair, and Ender Inciarte to Atlanta.

Jim Edmonds being tested for coronavirus

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Longtime Angels and Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds shared on his Instagram story that he is being tested for coronavirus.

The four-time All-Star, who now works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest, has not posted an update on the results of his test.

If you want to learn more about COVID-19 or think you might need to be tested, give the CDC’s site about the virus a read. Informing yourself is the most important step. Washing your hands and staying home, if possible, is the best way to protect yourself.

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