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Tribe Shuts Down Top Prospect

Chris Kline -

Indians righthander Adam Miller will miss at least the first two months of the season after being shut down with a strained elbow. Miller, the Tribe's No. 1 prospect, felt discomfort after throwing a bullpen four days after arriving at the club's spring training complex in Winter Haven, Fla.

Minors | #2005#Prospect Bulletin

Second Surgery For L.A.’s Miller

John Manuel -

In 2003, the top lefthanders in the minor leagues were Cole Hamels, Scott Kazmir and a late-bloomer in the Dodgers system, 18-year-old Greg Miller. While Hamels and Kazmir had lengthy amateur resumes, Miller was a relative unknown who was throwing in the mid-80s late in his high school career. A tweak here, some better conditioning there, and Miller started pumping mid-90s lightning while throwing three other pitches for strikes.

Minors | #2005#Prospect Bulletin

Hamels Out Up To Three Months Following Altercation

John Manuel and Will Kimmey -

Going into 2004, Cole Hamels was the Phillies' top prospect and one of the top lefthanders in the minor leagues. But after missing most of 2004 with biceps tendintis, Hamels will have his 2005 comeback delayed. He broke the fifth metacarpal—the long bone in the palm of the hand that leads to the pinkie finger—in his left (throwing) hand during an altercation over the weekend in Clearwater, Fla.

Minors | #2005#Prospect Bulletin