The Indians announced on Monday that reliever Andrew Miller has been activated from the 10-day disabled list.
Miller, 33, went back on the disabled list on August 27 with an external impingement in his left shoulder. That marked the third stint on the DL for the lefty this season. He missed time between late May and early August with a right knee injury. He also missed a brief period of time early in the season with a strained left hamstring.
The 81-62 Indians just about have the AL Central wrapped up, so the goal over the final three weeks is to get Miller ready for the playoffs. Miller will return with a 3.38 ERA and a 33/13 K/BB ratio in 24 innings.
Braves minor league first baseman Braxton Davidson played the hero during the Arizona Fall League Championship Game on Saturday, but followed up his game-winning homer with what appeared to be a broken left foot.
Braxton had just lofted a 2-1 pitch from Nationals left-hander Taylor Guilbeau in the bottom of the 10th inning and was making his way around the bases when he started hopping on his right foot as he neared the plate. After being helped off the field, that the infielder was quickly taken to a local hospital for further examination, the results of which have yet to be made public.
The 22-year-old helped lift the Peoria Javelinas to their fifth AFL title and second since 2017. He went 2-for-5 with a single and home run in Saturday’s finale over the Salt River Rafters. During the regular season, he completed his third consecutive campaign in High-A and slashed .171/.281/.365 with a career-high 20 home runs and a .646 OPS through 481 plate appearances.