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Red Sox Scratch Miller With Elbow Stiffness

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Andrew Miller #30 of the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Andrew Miller #30 of the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller will not pitch Thursday after complaining of elbow stiffness.

Miller was scheduled to pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, but manager Bobby Valentine has decided to scratch the young Sox left-hander.

“He came in with a little soreness in the back of his elbow,” Valentine said on Wednesday. “The operative word here is a ‘little’ and ‘stiffness.'”

Valentine said unless Miller comes in at 100-percent on Thursday, the lefty is unlikely to do any throwing.

Miller threw two scoreless inning against the Twins on Sunday, walking one and striking out three. He went 6-3 with a 5.54 ERA for Boston in 2011, making 12 starts and 17 appearances overall.

The Red Sox have been working with Miller on his mechanics this spring, in hopes he can be a lefty arm out of the bullpen.

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