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|Andrew Miller won’t help the Indians until after the All-Star break.
The excellent late-inning reliever Seahawks Game Jerseys , who pushed Cleveland through the postseason in 2016, has made progress with his right knee injury but will not be activated until later this month. Miller has been sidelined with inflammation in his knee since May 26, and his comeback recently stalled.
But he threw 31 pitches off a mound on Thursday, and the Indians were excited and encouraged by his progress. Pitching coach Carl Willis told manager Terry Francona that Miller looked better.
”Went well,” Francona said Friday before the Indians opened a three-game series with Oakland. ”By Carl’s account, you can really tell the difference that he’s getting a little more sure of himself. The good news is that he really is making strides. My goodness, if we can get him back in time to get him on a roll, that’s the biggest goal.”
Francona said Miller will continue throwing bullpen sessions over the next week. With the All-Star break starting on July 16 Chargers Cheap Jerseys , Francona said it’s likely the Indians will continue to take it slow with the 32-year-old.
”To try to do this right, I think we need to let him throw his bullpens,” Francona said, adding it’s possible Miller will be sent on a minor-league rehab assignment before he’s activated.
The left-hander has been dealing with knee issues since last year and has been limited to just 17 appearances this season. Miller was on the DL twice in 2017 with patella tendinitis.
Cleveland’s bullpen isn’t the same without Miller, who dominated in the `16 postseason – he struck out 30 in 19 1-3 innings – and helped the Indians get to their first World Series since 1997.
Miller opened this season with 10 scoreless innings before hurting his left hamstring and going on the disabled list. He struggled when he returned and is 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA over 14 1-3 innings.
Miller’s health could impact what the Indians decide to do before the July 31 trading deadline.
As promised, former Louisville quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson spent Saturday at the NFL scouting combine slinging it and not winging it.
Jackson didn't show off a big arm like Wyoming's Josh Allen, the other prime prospect in his throwing group Saturday.
But nobody else did, either: Allen wowed the coaches with a 66-yard pinpoint pass at one point during the first of two sessions with the quarterbacks and wide receivers at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Jackson http://www.seahawksauthorizedshops.com/authentic-rashaad-penny-jersey , though, was much more explosive than Allen was in his drops, consistently getting 7 yards deep on five-step drills whereas Allen made up for his poorer footwork with his superior arm strength.
Widely considered the best running quarterback since Michael Vick but a thrower who still needs polish, Jackson shook off some apparent jitters to show off a good enough passing prowess to justify his reticence to switch to wide receiver.
Jackson never caught a single pass at Louisville, where he threw for 9,043 yards and 69 touchdowns, ran for 4,132 yards and 50 TDs in 38 games. On Friday Derrius Guice Redskins Jersey , he dismissed widespread speculation about him running routes with the receivers here.
"No sir. I'm a quarterback," he said.
The buzz began building when former Colts executive Bill Polian told ESPN he thought Jackson should switch to receiver because he's not as accurate, tall or strong as the other hopefuls in this year's deep class of college quarterbacks. Polian suggested Jackson should make the switch sooner than did Terrelle Pryor, the ex-Ohio State QB who switched to wide receiver at age 26.
Such a notion was met by skepticism from several teams this week, and Jackson said he won't switch positions even if asked.
"No sir," he said, "I'm a quarterback."
And he said he's not interested in just running wildcat plays, where he'd take the direct snap and zip around the tackle Adidas Derick Brassard Jersey , either.
"No wildcat," Jackson said. "This is not the Dolphins with Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. No sir."
While USC's Sam Darnold chose not to throw at the combine because he'd rather show off his arm with his own receivers at USC's upcoming pro day, Jackson decided not to run the 40-yard dash.
"Film speaks for itself as far as showing off my speed and showing I can make people miss," Jackson said. "I've just got to show off my arm 鈥?because that's where they're doubting me."
He assuaged some of those concerns Saturday.