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Yankees lose closer Andrew Miller to forearm injury

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Andrew Miller of the New York Yankees pitches in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Yankee Stadium on June 9, 2015 in the Bronx. Yankees defeated the Nationals 6-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees’ dominant bullpen took a big hit Wednesday when the team announced closer Andrew Miller has a left forearm strain and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Manager Joe Girardi revealed the injury Wednesday after a 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Washington Nationals, which ended a seven-game winning streak.

Miller told the Yankees about the injury Tuesday night but said he was feeling it for some time. He had an MRI Wednesday, which showed a slight strain in his flexor mass muscle.

Girardi said Miller will not throw for 10 days to two weeks.