Only one day after activation Valley Miley From the 15-day injured list, the Cubs sends Miley to IL with another strain on his left shoulder. right hand Michael Rucker He was summoned from Triple-A in the corresponding motion.
Miley threw a goalless three innings on his debut against the Yankees yesterday, but then had to leave the game during the warm-up before the fourth inning. The veteran left player will now return to IL for what will likely be a longer absence, given the recurring nature of the injury.
Miley’s first shoulder strain cost him a month on the job, and he also missed a little over a month early in the season with elbow inflammation during spring training. All of these injuries limited Miley to just four participations and 19 runs, even though he scored a 2.84 ERA when he was able to enter the field.
In the near term, the top priority is simply Miley’s health, which hopefully the strain on his shoulder isn’t indicative of a bigger problem. Given the timing of his recent visit to IL, there must now be uncertainty that Miley will ever be able to return before the August 2 trading deadline, let alone come back and put in a good enough showing to catch the attention of a team that needs rotational assistance. It looks like the Cubs are going to be deadline sellers, and since Miley is slated to be a free agent this winter, he’s emerging as an obvious rental piece if he’s healthy.
Marcus Strowman And the Drew Smiley They are also in IL for 15 days, so the cubs once again find themselves in a very short position in the rotation. Mark Leiter Jr. He is the most likely candidate for the position of Miley in rotation, joining the veteran Kyle Hendricks Then the less experienced trio Justin SteelAnd the Keegan ThompsonAnd the Matt Swarmer.