A Farewell to Arms

These two headlines aren’t what you like to see if you’re an Indians fan:

Miller strains right elbow ligament

Sabathia sidelined with strained muscle

Adam Miller’s injury is the more serious of the two; there’s a possibility that he may need Tommy John surgery, but the team is taking the more conservative approach right now, which is understandable. Miller is one of the best pitching prospects the Indians have had in some time, and to lose him to an arm injury is just awful. Hopefully rest will fix the problem, as it did with JD Martin a couple years ago. But either way, his ETA in Cleveland just got pushed back at least a year.

Sabathia’s injury, on the surface, looks minor. The muscle is on the non-throwing side of his body, and although he may miss 7-10 days, he shouldn’t miss too much time once the regular season starts. He might not start on Opening Day because of Spring Training time lost, though.

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