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Andrew Miller left Monday’s game due to reaggravation of patella tendinitis

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CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 11: Relief pitcher Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on June 11, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the White Sox 4-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Indians reliever Andrew Miller lasted only six pitches in Monday night’s appearance against the Red Sox. He walked Mookie Betts on six pitches before being relieved by Dan Otero. Per’s Jordan Bastian, Miller reaggravated the patella tendinitis in his right knee.

Miller, 32, missed a couple of weeks earlier this month with patella tendinitis. He was activated last Friday and got two outs in a scoreless appearance against the Royals that night.

Bastian pointed out that Miller’s velocity has been lower than usual. He averaged 92.1 MPH on his fastball on Friday and 90.1 MPH on Monday, well below his normal average around 94 MPH.

The Indians should have more on Miller’s status after Monday’s game or on Tuesday. The lefty is carrying a 1.65 ERA with a 79/16 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings on the season.

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