Not gonna say it’s a slow day in baseball, but literally the biggest news of the morning was that the finger of a dude with a 7.09 ERA feels better.
The Diamondbacks have activated pitcher Shelby Miller from the 15-day disabled list. He’ll start against the Phillies in, oh, about five minutes from now. Miller has been out since May 24 because of a sprained index finger. To make room for him the Dbacks have placed outfielder David Peralta on the disabled list with a lower back sprain.
Miller is 1-6 with a 7.09 ERA over his first 10 starts. His strikeout to walk ratio is an unsightly 30/29 in 45 and two-thirds innings pitched. He was acquired from the Braves this past offseason at a hefty price with top prospect Dansby Swanson and outfielder Ender Inciarte heading to Atlanta.