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SEATTLE — Lefthander Andrew Miller, a key member of the Red Sox bullpen, was told Monday he needs season-ending surgery on his left foot.
Dr. George Theodore, a foot specialist, examined Miller and found what is known as a Lisfranc injury. Miller has a torn ligament between bones in the middle of his foot.
Miller will get a second opinion before scheduling surgery. But the Sox are not optimistic the diagnosis will change. Miller was injured Saturday night when he planted his foot on the mound en route to backing up home plate.
“Very,” said manager John Farrell when asked about the significance of the loss. “Given the way he’s pitched and the importance of that power lefthander in the bullpen, it is.”