Miley won't make his next start until at least Monday's make-up game with the Pirates in Cincinnati after the Reds pushed him back in their pitching schedule while he manages a stiff neck, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
After Cincinnati had its series finale Wednesday with Pittsburgh postponed due to inclement weather, manager David Bell has elected to reorder the rotation. All of Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray, Vladimir Guerrero and Tyler Mahle will pick up starts in this weekend's series with the Nationals, so unless he's deployed out of the bullpen against Washington, Miley will go the entire week without pitching. The neck issue isn't viewed as a major concern, and Cincinnati may just want to skip Miley's turn as a result of his recent struggles. Over his last four outings, Miley has hammered for 18 runs (17 earned) in 18.1 innings while surrendering 36 hits, including seven long balls.