Miller to see hand specialist
The strange saga of Adam Miller’s right middle finger continues.
Here’s the latest update: The good news is that the finger is not giving him any pain; the bad news is that he can’t bend the finger at the distal interphalangeal joint — the joint near the end of the finger, below the nail.
Yep, it’s always something.
As Miller said, “It’s the last thing to touch the ball [when he’s throwing], so it’s pretty important.”
Miller first felt a problem with the area on the last pitch of his round of catch on Friday. He was throwing out to 75 feet that day and was expected to throw out to 90 feet today. Instead, he will see Scottsdale hand specialist Dr. Donald Sheridan tomorrow morning. He will also see team hand specialist Dr. Tom Graham, who will be in town for his annual spring visit, on Tuesday.
As you know, Miller’s fickle finger, which was surgically repaired last year and gave him some soreness in camp, already cost him a shot at an Opening Day spot in the bullpen.
“It’s kind of weird,” Miller said. “I didn’t think you could have this many issues with a finger.”
More updates to come on the site later and in the coming days.