On Tuesday, the Dodgers got some help for the pitching unit. 31 year old Shelby Miller has made his way through the minors and has found quick stints in the majors through his 13 year playing career.
His newest home comes with a chance for Miller to really prove his worth in a Dodgers team that had its fair share of struggles by the end of the season. The Dodgers are not done making moves, but this proves to the fans that the Dodgers have an idea of where they can improve.
Dodgers in agreement with free-agent right-hander Shelby Miller, pending physical, sources tell @TheAthletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2022
UPDATE: the deal is now official.
The Dodgers have made the Shelby Miller signing official with a PR announcement just now.
$1.5 million deal.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) December 2, 2022
Among the concerns from the organization was how much they’d be willing to spend and trying their best to stay underneath the luxury tax. This doesn’t rule out any huge signings as the Dodgers can work some magic later in the season, but some contract information was revealed on Miller being signed.
Miller is set to earn $1.5 million with $100 thousand worth of incentives in his contract. With a career 4.21 ERA in 778.0 innings pitched in the majors, this provides the Dodgers would added depth that can be turned into a huge payoff if Miller is able to solidify the bullpen.
Shelby Miller Dodgers contract: $1.5M plus 100K incentives
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 1, 2022
Miller now finds himself back in the NL West after brief stints with the Diamondbacks from 2016-18 and last season with the Giants. Miller’s hope is that this Dodgers team will finally be a place he can call home as he looks to rejuvenate a Dodgers team still high on championship aspirations after a 111 win season.
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