Indians’ Andrew Miller Heads To DL With Patellar Tendinitis

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Oct 15, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning of game two of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians have a tough road ahead of them as the team will be without their electric closer for the 10-days, possibly longer.

On Wednesday, Cleveland placed pitcher Andrew Miller on the 10-day disabled list with patellar tendinitis in his right knee.

In a corresponding move the club called up right-hander Adam Plutki from Triple-A Columbus.

While Miller has had another performance this season but has stuggled as of late with walks.

In the past 19 games Miller has walked 10 batters in 22 2/3 innings which is more than he had all season (9 batters walked in 74 1/3 innings).

As of late the normally dominant Miller has been allowing hits too.

The Indians are hoping that this 10-day stint on the disabled list will be all that Miller needs to get back on track and back to form.