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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Shares Update on Injured Shelby Miller

Dodger fans received some positive news Saturday as pitcher Shelby Miller made his first appearance in a game since being placed on the injured list in June with an unspecified neck issue.

Miller threw a scoreless inning in the Arizona Complex Saturday, allowing one hit. Because he was placed on the 60-day injured list, the earliest Miller can return to the mound for the Dodgers is Aug. 20.

Roberts gave some more information on what Miller had been going through, saying that he had been dealing with some “nerve stuff” that “went from his neck to his fingers, where he just didn’t have feeling in his fingers.” Roberts clarified that the issue is gone now.

Miller was one of the Dodgers’ top relievers before his injury and his absence did not help an ailing bullpen that at times sported one of the highest team ERAs in baseball. In 25 appearances, the 32-year-old had a 2.40 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.

Miller started his career in St. Louis before joining the Braves, Diamondbacks, Rangers, Cubs, Pirates and Giants before becoming a Dodger in the offseason.

Miller’s return will bolster the Dodger bullpen as the postseason inches closer. The Dodgers are three games ahead in the NL West and, while their bullpen has improved, adding back a veteran reliever will only strengthen LA’s odds at another World Series title.

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Patrick Warren

Patrick Warren is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California who works to cover the Los Angeles Dodgers with Dodgers Nation. Warren is originally from Chattanooga, TN and is currently based out of Buffalo, NY.

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