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Shelby Miller | Starting Pitcher | #26

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (19) / STL
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Diamondbacks transferred RHP Shelby Miller from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Miller is weighing Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow. The other option would be to undergo stem cell treatment, a procedure Garrett Richards went through last season when he suffered the same injury. That decision will come in the next few days. Regardless of what he chooses, Miller is a long shot to return this year. Apr 27 - 7:05 PM

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Shelby Miller is evaluating his options after being diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow.

He's also dealing with a strained flexor tendon. We assumed the injury was serious when news spread of Miller sending his MRI results to Dr. James Andrews. Now Miller must decide whether to rehab his ailing elbow or undergo Tommy John surgery, which would sideline him for at least a year. The rehab route is not unprecedented—Garrett Richards and Masahiro Tanaka have both done it—but most pitchers opt for Tommy John. The injury is a devastating blow for Miller, who had been aiming for a bounce-back season after disappointing in his first year as a Diamondback.
Apr 27 - 6:20 PM

According to Tommy Stoke of FanRag Sports, Shelby Miller is dealing with a ligament issue in his right elbow and could need Tommy John surgery.

That would explain why Miller is sending his MRI to Dr. James Andrews for a third opinion. Miller had been hoping for a bounce-back season after struggling to a 6.15 ERA in his first year with Arizona but obviously his elbow injury has thrown a wrench in those plans. Zack Godley was called up from Triple-A Reno to take Miller's spot in Arizona's starting rotation.
Apr 26 - 10:25 PM

Shelby Miller (elbow) sent his MRI results to Dr. James Andrews.

Miller has already been evaluated by team doctors as well as Dr. Neal ElAttrache, so technically he's getting a third opinion. Andrews is usually the doctor players see before getting Tommy John surgery, so obviously Miller is dealing with more than a garden variety elbow injury. Even if Miller gets good news from Andrews, we wouldn't expect to see him on a big league mound anytime soon. It's been one disaster after another for Miller since joining the Diamondbacks in 2016.
Apr 26 - 7:38 PM

Shelby Miller (elbow) will receive a second opinion on his ailing right elbow from Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Miller went on the disabled list Monday with what the Diamondbacks are calling right elbow inflammation for now. However, manager Torey Lovullo wouldn't comment when asked if there was anything wrong with Miller's ligament, which could be an ominous sign. We should know more later this week. Archie Bradley is an option to take Miller's spot in the rotation, although the D'Backs are considering keeping him in the bullpen given his success there.
Apr 24 - 7:56 PM

Diamondbacks placed RHP Shelby Miller on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

The injury that forced him from Sunday's start had been described as forearm tightness. That the D'Backs are saying it's merely inflammation would seem to be an encouraging sign, although they've yet to offer any more details. The club also hasn't said who will take Miller's spot in the rotation, but Archie Bradley is an obvious candidate.
Apr 24 - 5:32 PM

Shelby Miller (forearm) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.

The right-hander was lifted from Sunday's start in the fifth inning after experiencing tightness in his forearm. He admitted after the ballgame that it's the first time he's ever had an issue like this with his pitching arm and manager Torey Louvullo admitted that the team is very concerned. Expect an update on his status after the D'Backs get the results of that exam on Monday.
Apr 23 - 9:16 PM

Shelby Miller was removed from Sunday's start against the Dodgers in the fifth inning due to tightness in his forearm.

The right-hander will be re-evaluated on Monday. While there has been no announcement regarding an estimate on how long he'll be sidelined, it's likely that Miller will miss at least his next start. Look for an update from the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Apr 23 - 7:42 PM

Shelby Miller was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Dodgers due to an undisclosed injury.

The right-hander received a visit from the team's trainer during the fifth inning where the decision was made to pull him. He had hurled four shutout innings entering the fifth before walking the first two hitters and giving up an RBI double to Corey Seager. Expect an update from the Diamondbacks on his status after the conclusion of Sunday's game.
Apr 23 - 6:22 PM

Shelby Miller limited the Padres to one run over 7 1/3 innings to earn a win Tuesday.

Miller hasn't had a bad outing yet, but this rates as his first quality start. Of course, it did come against a Padres team that included four players (plus the pitcher) hitting under .200. Miller is obviously in far better form this year than last, but we're still not sure that will translate into any mixed-league value. He has a 3.50 ERA and a 17/7 K/BB ratio in 18 innings so far. He will be a streaming option next week, as he's due to face the Padres and Rockies at home.
Apr 19 - 1:49 AM

Shelby Miller allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Giants.

It's a carbon copy of his first outing against the Indians. He struck out seven and won the previous start, but he had a 5.06 ERA in both. Tonight, he allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out five. He's sporting a really impressive fastball at the moment, but we're still rather pessimistic that mixed-league value is on the way.
Apr 13 - 2:07 AM

Shelby Miller yielded three runs in 5 1/3 innings and struck out seven Friday in a win over the Indians.

Miller gave up a homer in the first and then two walks and two hits in the second. He was better afterwards, and he got the run support necessary to pick up a win. Still, it wasn't the kind of outing that gives us much more hope in him as a mixed-league starting pitcher.
Apr 8 - 1:44 AM

Shelby Miller gave up two runs over 4 1/3 innings Monday in his start against the Angels.

Miller has compiled a 6.46 ERA and 22/6 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings over five starts this spring. While the ERA hasn’t been pretty, his velocity has been up and he’s missing bats. There’s risk here after his disastrous first year with Arizona, but he could be worth a late-round flier in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 27 - 7:41 PM

Shelby Miller struck out eight batters while yielding one run over 3 1/3 innings in his start against the split-squad Mariners on Friday.

Miller also gave up three hits and walked a pair, so he had to be pulled in the fourth inning after reaching 73 pitches. Still, it was a big improvement from his last Cactus League start on March 6, when he was rocked for six runs in just 2 2/3 innings. He’ll try to build on this one as he attempts to bounce back from a disappointing first season with Arizona.
Mar 17 - 9:02 PM

Shelby Miller surrendered six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings Tuesday in his Cactus League start versus the Athletics.

Miller walked two and gave up five hits in the rough outing, but he was actually out-uglied by A's starter Sonny Gray, who gave up seven earned runs in just two innings. Oakland went on to win the game by a football score of 21-13. Miller is aiming to bounce back in a big way in 2017 after finishing with a 6.15 ERA in 20 starts at the major league level last season. Tuesday's performance won't inspire much confidence in his ability to pull that off.
Mar 7 - 6:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Jeff Mathis
3Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Shelby Miller
5Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Jake Barrett
3Randall Delgado
4Enrique Burgos
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Tom Wilhelmsen
8Archie Bradley
9Jorge De La Rosa
10JJ Hoover
11T.J. McFarland