Hamstring strain puts rookie Miller on 15-day DL

Updated: August 5, 2007, 1:15 AM ET
Associated Press

Andrew Miller

Miller

DETROIT -- Tigers rookie pitcher Andrew Miller was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a left hamstring strain.

Miller left Friday night's 7-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox after four innings. He injured the hamstring on his last pitch of the fourth inning, and couldn't warm up for the fifth.

"The doctors say it is very mild and I should miss very little time," Miller said.

Miller allowed six runs and seven hits and left with the Tigers trailing 6-3. He took the loss.

The 22-year-old lefty is 5-4 with a 4.42 ERA in 11 starts. Miller was Detroit's first-round draft pick out of North Carolina in 2006.

To take Miller's spot on the roster, the Tigers recalled right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodney (1-5) from Triple-A Toledo and reinstated him from the disabled list. He has been sidelined since June 24 because of right shoulder tendinitis.


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