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Indians keeping Miller out until after All-Star break

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians top reliever Andrew Miller is not likely to pitch for Cleveland until after the All-Star break.

Miller has been on the disabled list since May 26 with inflammation in his right knee. The left-hander has been dealing with knee issues since last year and has been limited to just 17 appearances this season.

Manager Terry Francona said Miller threw 31 pitches off a mound Thursday and said the session "went well." Miller had been throwing on flat ground for the past two weeks as his recovery seemed to stall.

However, Francona says Miller has been "making strides" and will continue to throw bullpen sessions before the break, which starts July 16. It's possible the 32-year-old will pitch in the minor leagues before he's activated by the Indians.

Cleveland's bullpen isn't the same without Miller, who was so dominant in the 2016 postseason while helping the Indians get to their first World Series since 1997.

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