Miller testing elbow already

SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Justin Miller, who went on the 60-day disabled list on Sept. 16 with inflammation in his throwing elbow, already has begun playing catch.

Miller threw at a 60-foot distance on flat ground Sunday, then lengthened that to 60-to-75 feet Tuesday. He plans to throw again Wednesday with greater intensity, which he said will give him a better indication of how to proceed from there in his rehabilitation.

Miller, 32, hopes to avoid surgery. He performed respectably for the Giants in middle and long relief this year, finishing 3-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 44 appearances.

— Chris Haft

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