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Yankees $9 million pitcher says he'll play through a broken wrist by not fielding the ball

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New York Yankees to Start Season with Injured Closer

The New York Yankees were hit with some bad luck on Wednesday when star closer Andrew Miller was hit with a line drive and broke a bone in his right wrist.

It was seemingly bad news as Miller, who's set to earn $9 million this season, saved 36 games last year while posting a 2.04 ERA.

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However, Miller seems to have a nonchalant approach to the injury. Miller fractured his pisiform bone in his right wrist (Miller is a lefty), which he says isn't an essential bone. He said he plans to play through the injury (via Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond):

"It's my right hand; I don't really need it. I don't see any reason I can't work around it unless for some reason a doctor tells me I have to protect it for some reason that we don't foresee. I plan to be able to manipulate my glove around it and not really worry about it."

And if a ground ball is hit his way?

"[Yankees shortstop] Didi's [Gregorius] pretty good. I'll just get out of the way and let him figure it out. I'm not really joking. I think that's honestly the way it is, that the chances of me fielding the ball are pretty slim."

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Diamond spoke to Michael Hausman, the chief of hand and elbow surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, who said that Miller should be able to play through the injury, so long as he can tolerate the pain.

Whether the Yankees will allow this is another question. The chances of further damaging his wrist is possible, and they may not be thrilled with having a player on the field who physically can't field a ground ball.

If the Yankees let Miller onto the field, though, it sounds like he already has a plan.

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Yankees $9 million pitcher says he'll play through a broken wrist by not fielding the ball

29. Rogers Centre, Toronto Blue Jays

The only things worse than this warehouse-looking place are the metric measurements on the outfield walls.

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23. Angel Stadium, Los Angeles Angels

Nothin’ like some fake rocks in center field to really set the mood for a baseball game.

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22. Progressive Field, Cleveland Indians

The fact that it’s no longer Jacobs Field bumps this down at least five spots.

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21. Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals

Can this place just stay out of the playoffs just once?

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19. Chase Field, Arizona Diamondbacks

Center field is the deepest part of the stadium, guys. The wall doesn’t need to be that high.

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5. Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox

Relax, Fenway is definitely an amazing place to watch a game. But sitting directly behind a pole and/or facing the left-center field wall just isn’t always appealing.

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