Miller to toss rebah Tuesday
Andrew Miller, on the disabled list since April 20 with a right oblique strain, is tentatively set to throw a rehab assignment game on Tuesday.
Exactly where has not been announced.
Miller threw an extended bullpen session about 9 a.m. CT at Wrigley Field on Saturday. The left-hander says he threw more than 60 pitches, and the session was treated a bit like a simulated game.
In the past week, Miller threw a bullpen session on Monday and Wednesday at Citi Field in New York. His session on Saturday was his first since the Marlins have been in Chicago.
Asked if he was ready for game action, Miller said: “Yeah, I would think so.”
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said on Saturday that the next step for Miller likely is a rehab assignment on Tuesday.
“I would think I’m close enough for that being the next step,” Miller said. “I am trying to do my best to get the adrenaline going. It’s hard to due at 9:30 in 50 degrees throwing in a bullpen. I am trying my best to get that [game] situation. It’s hard to do to get that adrenaline.”
Since Miller has been on the disabled list, Graham Taylor has filled his rotation spot. Taylor, like Miller, is a left-hander. And Taylor is next slated to start on Wednesday against the Braves at Dolphin Stadium.
– Joe Frisaro