Red Sox may lose Miller because of foot injury

Red Sox may lose Miller because of foot injury
July 7, 2013, 8:45 am
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As if their 9-7, 11-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim wasn't bad enough, the Red Sox lost left-handed reliever Andrew Miller with what appeared to be a serious foot injury Saturday night.

Miller came into the game in the seventh inning in relief of starter Ryan Dempster and gave up a sharp single through the box to J.B. Shuck. Attempting to get out of the way of the ball, Miller appeared to lose his balance, and then, in an effort to head toward the plate to back up home, fell down, grabbing his left foot.

He remained down for a while, grimacing in pain, and had to be helped off the field.

Miller was taken to a local hospital and underwent X-rays late Saturday night, the results of which weren't known immediately after the game. The Red Sox ruled out an Achilles injury and said the problem area was the top of the foot, leading to fears that he may have suffered some sort of stress fracture.

"It's not the Achilles,'' said John Farrell. "Until we have results from the X-rays . . . we'll have more of a report tomorrow. I can't even speculate on (whether the foot is broken); I don't know yet.''

The loss of Miller for any period of time would leave the Red Sox with just one lefty -- Craig Breslow. Frankin Morales is on the DL with a recurrence of a left pec strain.