Goodyear Notebook: 3/14
March 14, 2010
Things today are much different for the Cleveland Indians and right-handed pitcher Adam Miller than they were at this time three years ago.
Going into the 2007 season Miller was the Indians number #1 prospect for the third straight year, and at the time he and another top pitching prospect in right-hander Fausto Carmona looked to be the two aces in the rotation for the Indians for the foreseeable future. Since then, however, both pitchers have seen their careers take drastic turns where their future with the organization is no longer as certain and promising as it once was as Carmona is battling personal demons to throw strikes while Miller is trying to recover from a rare finger injury.
These days Miller can be found at the Goodyear complex, a facility he has grown to know all too well. Out of anyone in the organization he has probably logged the most days at the facility since it opened in the summer of 2008 as he has spent more or less all of the last two years rehabbing his finger there.
Currently, Miller is out participating with his fellow minor league teammates this spring doing drills, with the one exception: he has not been cleared to throw.