Diamondbacks’ Shelby Miller to have MRI exam on forearm

Diamondbacks starting pitcher Shelby Miller is scheduled to have a precautionary MRI exam Monday after exiting early from Sunday’s game against the Dodgers, the team announced.

Miller (2-2) left his team’s eventual 6-2 loss in the fifth inning because of right forearm tightness. He held the Dodgers scoreless through four innings but was responsible for three runs in the fifth, in which he didn’t retire a batter.

He’ll do everything mentally, Arians said, via the team’s website. He tosses some soft ones around. He doesn’t need to be out there right now.

To give Palmer some time to rest, the Cardinals have four other quarterbacks on their roster this offseason. The majority of the work will likely go to veterans Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert, while fifth-year quarterback Zac Dysert and undrafted rookie Trevor Knight handle the back-up work.

We’ve got four arms for both fields because we’re always going to have our dual practices, Arians added.

Palmer had mulled retirement before deciding to commit to his 15th NFL season and fifth with the Cardinals. The 37-year-old, who is signed with the Cardinals through the 2018 season, set a personal high for pass attempts with 597 last year while completing 364 for 4,233 yards and 26 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.

After the game, he downplayed the severity of the problem.

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