Indians shut down Andrew Miller with knee issue

Aug 21, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) walks off the field with a trainer after pitching to one batter during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field.  Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians continue to try to look for ways to get ace reliever Andrew Miller healthy.

The team announced Friday that Miller has been shut down for five to seven days with patellofemoral syndrome, and that he will be re-evaluated after that.

The condition sounds worse than it is, and there are no indications that there is any actual damage to any part of Miller’s knee. Cleveland can survive without him, as he’s already missed almost the entire month of August. They’ll be fine as long as they get him back in time for the playoffs, though perhaps they still wish they could have closed a big deal before the trade deadline.

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