Miller will start at second base and bat sixth in the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Royals. Miller will pick up his third start in four games after he went 2-for-7 with a walk, a run and an RBI in Cleveland's series victory over the Yankees this past weekend. Both Miller and Yu Chang -- who will sit out the front end of the twin bill -- should benefit from increased opportunities in the infield while Amed Rosario (personal) is on the bereavement list.
Miller is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins. Miller cracked the starting nine at either second base or third base each of the past three games, but he'll take a seat with the normal starters at those positions -- Andres Gimenez and Jose Ramirez, respectively -- both included in Wednesday's lineup. The 24-year-old rookie looks like he'll draw most of his starts against left-handed pitching the rest of the way, limiting his appeal in season-long leagues.
Miller went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Royals. Miller blasted a three-run bomb off Mike Minor in the fifth inning, and that was all Cleveland would need to grab the lead and never look back. The infielder has homered in two of his last four contests and has gone 5-for-17 (.294) in that span.
Miller is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox. Miller will sit for the second straight game and appears to have lost out on an everyday role after Bobby Bradley returned from the injured list Saturday. The right-handed-hitting Miller will likely serve as a short-side platoon option for Cleveland now that the team has most of its key regulars healthy.
Miller went 2-for-5 with a solo home run during Thursday's win over the Rangers. Miller swatted a 350-footer against Dennis Santana in the fifth inning. The long ball was the third of the year for the 24-year-old, who has struggled at the plate this season to the tune of a .175/.231/.275 batting line across 39 games, though he does have three multi-hit appearances since Aug. 15.
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