The Brewers were already thin with their starting pitching depth with Brandon Woodruff and Aaron Ashby hurt and now take another hit. Miley will head to Milwaukee on Wednesday for imaging on his arm and be placed on the IL.
“This is the most frustrating part,” Miley said. “I made a lot of changes this off-season and through spring training. I’ve kind of taken a step forward in taking care of myself a little bit and the training staff’s been awesome in keeping me healthy. My shoulder’s been a non-issue since spring training. My elbow’s been the thing that’s bothering me more than anything. For this to pop up, it’s baseball. We go through injuries. Just got to get through it and hopefully not too long and get back out there.”
Miley gave up a leadoff home run to Nolan Arenado in the second inning then retired the next two hitters before he received a visit on the mound from head athletic trainer Scott Barringer and Counsell. Miley then exited the game.
“After the homer to Arenado, I went cutter in to (Paul) DeJong and I just felt a little grab in the back of my arm,” Miley said. “I wasn’t really sure. I’ve dealt with some weird things before and thought I would keep going. That was probably not the best idea but was able to get through a couple of outs and it progressively got worse with each pitch I threw.
“The slider was the one pitch that I didn’t feel anything on so I was just gonna throw all sliders to the next lefty and just not tell anybody until I got in the dugout but apparently they saw something they didn’t like and Scott came out there, probably for the best, hopefully.”
Miley missed time on the injured list last year with a left shoulder strain.
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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Brewers pitcher Wade Miley leaves start early with injury