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Indians activate Andrew Miller

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The Cleveland Indians have activated reliever Andrew Miller from the 10-day disabled list.

Miller has missed four weeks with patellar tendinitis in his right knee. When he went down he was posting a 1.65 ERA and 79/17 K/BB ratio in 54.2 innings. His absence has not exactly been a big problem, of course — have you heard that the Indians have won 21 consecutive straight games? — but having him back will no doubt be a good thing.

The Indians will lose again eventually. It’d be kinda funny if they did so because the most dominant reliever in baseball over the past couple of seasons had a meltdown or something. Not saying Miller would find it funny, but I bet his teammates would roast him pretty good for it.

Phillies talking to Blue Jays about Curtis Granderson

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies are talking to the Blue Jays about outfielder Curtis Granderson.

Rosenthal says that the Phillies are looking at Granderson as a bench bat and fourth outfielder to be deployed against righties. Granderson, 37, is hitting .230/.337/.417 with nine homers and 29 RBI over 81 games this season, substantially better against righties. Against lefties he’s a clear liability.

Granderson was traded at last year’s deadline too, from the Mets to the Dodgers, but cratered badly after arriving in L.A. and was a non-entity in the playoffs.