The Indians activated Andrew Miller from the disabled list today.
Miller had been out since April 25 due to a strained left hamstring, missing 14 games. In his absence the Indians went 5-9 and, not surprisingly, the bullpen was a problem, with Cleveland relievers compiling a 9.50 ERA in 36 innings without their lefty fireman. The Tribe still leads the AL Central, but that’s mostly because the AL Central is terrible. The Indians have an 18-18 record overall.
Miller has appeared in 11 games this year, pitching 10 innings. He has not allowed a run and has struck out 17 batters, walked only four and has allowed only six hits.
Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was pulled from Saturday’s game against the Brewers after sustaining a right elbow contusion, according to a team announcement. The full extent of the injury has not been revealed, nor is it clear when Wong might return to the lineup, though he’s presumed to be day-to-day for the time being.
Wong suffered the injury in the third inning. He reached base on a line drive single to right field, his first of the evening, and was accidentally struck on the elbow when Wade Miley made an errant throw to Jesus Aguilar on a pickoff attempt. The 27-year-old second baseman has already seen his season shortened by injuries after sustaining a right thigh contusion and, more recently, dealing with a bout of chronic inflammation in his left knee. He entered Saturday’s contest batting .238/.323/.388 on the year with eight home runs, and a .711 OPS through 330 PA.
Following the incident, Wong was replaced on the field by Greg Garcia at the top of the fourth inning. The Cardinals currently lead the Brewers 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth.