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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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Shelby Miller underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday.
The procedure went according to plan, per the Diamondbacks. Miller will miss the remainder of the 2017 season and probably the first half of 2018 as he works his way through the typical 12-15 month rehab process. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a 5.78 ERA in 24 starts since joining the Diamondbacks ahead of the 2016 campaign. May 11 - 9:10 AM

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Shelby Miller has opted to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com reports.

"After taking some time and sitting back for a couple of days and talking to everybody and getting all the information that I could, I'm just going to go ahead and get the surgery done," Miller said. "With where I am in my career and how many years I have ahead of me, I think it's the logical thing to do." Miller said he's hopeful to be back on a mound next spring, but more realistically he'll probably be out until late 2018 or perhaps even the start of the 2019 season.
Apr 29 - 9:16 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Adam Rosales
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Ketel Marte
3Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Archie Bradley
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Chafin
5T.J. McFarland
6Jorge De La Rosa
7Silvino Bracho
8Rubby De La Rosa
9Randall Delgado
10Steve Hathaway
11JJ Hoover