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Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:10

Report: Andrew Miller to have season-ending surgery

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(Matt Stone/ Boston Herald)

SEATTLE--  According to a tweet from Scott Lauber , a Red Sox reporter for the Boston Herald ,  lefty Andrew Miller of the Boston Red Sox will need season-ending surgery to repair a ligament in his left foot. Lauber tweeted the following earlier this evening.

 Andrew Miller will need season ending surgery #redsox

Via another tweet, Lauber was able to share the extent of the injury.

More on Andrew Miller: Ligament damage necessitates surgery. No plan yet to move Drake Britton to bullpen in Pawtucket, Farrell said #RedSox

The Gainesville, Fla. native appeared in 37 games for the Red Sox this season tallying a 1-2 record with a 2.64 ERA. In addition, he notched 48 strikeouts and only 17 walks.

The 28--year-old first broke into Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers in 2006. He tallied a 0-1 record with a 6.10 ERA while appearing in 8 games. In addition, he notched six strikeouts while walking 10 batters, holding opposing hitters to a .205 average. Last year for Boston, he appeared in 53 games tallying a 3-2 mark with a 3.35 ERA, walking 20 while striking out 51.

With the injury, Boston loses some depth in their bullpen. However, as has been the case many times this season, stellar offensive production has partly negated losses to the Red Sox’ pitching staff. Hopefully, the production will continue as the second half of the season begins shortly.