Miller nearly carried the Indians to a World Series title in 2016. The club is hoping a healthy Miller can be just as valuable in the postseason again.
While he’s been out, Cleveland’s relievers have struggled as a whole. But Francona hopes the other pitchers – and Miller – will benefit from his time away.
”Last night was a bad night and I mean we gave up a four-run lead, it hurts on a number of fronts Case Keenum Jersey , especially the way it ended,” he said. ”I think they’re OK. I think they know he’s coming and it will certainly help us. In the meantime, I think way back when this first happened, I remember saying I think in the long run it will make guys better and I believe that.
”I think we’ll be better for it. Our record might not be, but when we get fully healthy we can be a better team.”
As the Indians wait for Miller, their bullpen got one piece back as Tyler Olson was activated from the 10-day disabled list after being sidelined with a strained back muscle. To open a roster spot, the club designated veteran left-hander Marc Rzepczynski for assignment.
Olson gives Francona a dependable option against lefties.Denver Broncos Customized Jerseys