The Orioles have lost 26-year old righty reliever Jim Miller to a torn tendon below his right shoulder. He will be shut down for the next 6-8 weeks for the Orioles and he might need surgery which would likely cost him a big chunk of time in 2009. Miller pitched in 56 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA ball this season and he was 3-6 with 10 saves, a 3.15 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. Miller whiffed 96 batters and only allowed 61 hits in 80 innings in the minors this season. Miller also worked in 8 games (0 starts) for the Orioles this season and he was 0-2 with 1 save, a 1.17 ERA and a 1.83 WHIP. The Orioles have their fingers crossed that rest will cure what ails Miller.