New York Yankees reliever Andrew Miller says he will “work around” a broken wrist in his glove hand.
Miller suffered a chip fracture in his right wrist when hit by a line drive from the bat of Atlanta’s Willians Astudillo on Wednesday and is due to see a hand specialist in the coming days to learn the true extent of the injury.
However, in the meantime he insists he is confident that it won’t restrict him enough to keep him out of the line-up.
“I think I can work around it,” he said before the Yankees’ clash with St. Louis. “I’m not too worried, it’s my right hand.”
“I have some swelling, some soreness. All things considered, [it’s] better than I expected.”
Miller is pencilled in to once again fill the role of closer for the Yankees this season while Aroldis Champman serves a 30-game suspension in MLB’s new domestic abuse policy. Dellin Betances is expected to be given the opportunity to deputise should Miller be sidelined.
There is a less positive prognosis for team-mate Bryan Mitchell, though, who may require surgery on a broken toe
“Honestly, I really don’t think it’s has sunk in yet,” said Mitchell. “It’s tough right now. Just got to move forward for now.”