Wade Miley made his 2021 spring training debut on Thursday night. The lefty had pitched in a B-game on the backfields, but Thursday night was the first time in an actual spring training game. He followed Tyler Mahle, and for a while there, Miley was looking good. His fastball was working in the low 90’s and topped out at 92 MPH. In the 4th inning, with one out Miley threw a pitch to Nick Williams. He didn’t step back on the mound after that, grabbing at his upper leg according to the radio call by Tommy Thrall and Jeff Brantley on 700 WLW. Manager David Bell and a trainer headed to the mound and shortly after they left with Miley following them to the dugout.
The Reds have just released information that Wade Miley left the game with a left hamstring injury and he will be further evaluated.
Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that at first Wade Miley remained in the dugout where he was checked out further by the trainer, but that he did eventually leave the ballpark – walking on his own without any noticeable limp.
Earlier on Thursday we wrote about how everyone in the organization was speaking about Wade Miley’s need to be healthy this spring, and to remain healthy during the season. At this point we don’t know the extent of the injury, but it certainly isn’t ideal for a guy who said this when spring training was getting started:
“The groin is something I’ve dealt with since 2018. Why it’s not healing completely, or whatever is going on with it, I’m not really sure. I spent a lot of time with a physical therapist in the offseason, more than I would in the past and hopefully we’ve corrected some issues.”
We will continue to update this article with further information when it becomes available.