Indians place Andrew Miller, Danny Salazar on disabled list

Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians takes the field with pitchers warming up before the game against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on August 6, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Yankees defeated the Indians 8-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND— Indians All-Star reliever Andrew Miller has been placed on the disabled list for the second time in 20 days with knee tendinitis.

Also Tuesday, Cleveland placed starter Danny Salazar on the 10-day DL with elbow inflammation.

Miller made just seven pitches — all fastballs — in Monday night’s win over Boston before taking himself out. The left-hander was making his second appearance since being activated from the DL on Friday.

The Indians are hoping that rest will help Miller, who was a key in them getting to the World Series last year. While he’s had another solid season, Miller has not been nearly as dominant and his velocity has dropped considerably in the past month. He’s 4-3 with a 1.65 ERA in 38 games.

This is Salazar’s second trip to the DL. He was out from June 4 to July 22 with a shoulder issue and the team wanted him to work on his mechanics.

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