By Sam Bush

Brad Miller was a late scratch from yesterday’s Phillies lineup after suffering a rib cage injury during a running drill.

Manager Joe Girardi says that Miller “tweaked” a his oblique, which might require at least a few weeks out of action.

After initially playing for the Phillies in 2019, Miller spent last season with the Cardinals before signing a one-year, $3.5M deal this winter to return to Philly.

The 31-year Miller brings both multi-positional value and a solid bat (.247/.343/.510 with 20 home runs over 341 plate appearances in 2019-20) to the roster, making him a difficult player to replace for the Phils if indeed Miller does end up on the IL.