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Shelby Miller placed on DL with right elbow inflammation

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Prior to Thursday afternoon’s game against the Rockies, the Diamondbacks announced a handful of roster transactions, one of which was to place starter Shelby Miller on the 10-day disabled list due to inflammation in his right shoulder. T.J. McFarland also went on the DL with a strained left neck. The club recalled pitchers Matt Koch and Silvino Bracho from Triple-A Reno.

Miller, 27, lasted just an inning during Wednesday night’s 19-2 loss to the Rockies. He gave up five runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout on 37 pitches. It was Miller’s fourth start of the season after recovering from Tommy John surgery. Overall, he’s carrying a worrisome 11.40 ERA with 19 strikeouts and seven walks over 15 innings.

Miller’s time in Arizona has gone quite poorly. He has made a grand total of 28 starts over three seasons and owns a 6.39 ERA as a Diamondback along with all of the injury woes. Miller has one more year of arbitration eligibility remaining after earning $4.9 million this season. He seems a likely non-tender candidate after the season.

Corey Kluber removed from his rehab game

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Part of the reason the Cleveland Indians could trade away a pitcher like Trevor Bauer in the middle of a playoff race is because they have reinforcements on the way. The primary reinforcement is Corey Kluber, who has been out since May 1 with a broken arm. Based on what happened yesterday it’s possible that the Tribe will have to wait a bit longer for that particular reinforcement to arrive.

Kluber was the starter in yesterday’s game between Triple-A Columbus and Charlotte. He managed only one inning, however, walking two and not allowing a run before being lifted due to abdominal tightness. It was said that he was removed for precautionary reasons, so it may not be an injury as opposed to everyone simply being spooked. He’ll be reevaluated today.

It’s unclear whether this will delay his return to the Indians, though it obviously isn’t a good development. As it stood before yesterday, Cleveland had hoped Kluber could make big league starts in September and be ready for the postseason.