The Los Angeles Dodgers have found themselves in need of some quality starting pitching after an NLDS exit.
With Walker Buehler on the shelf until 2024, the Dodgers are in need of some depth.
While they remain one of the top suitors for Justin Verlander, depth is just important for them as quality.
On Tuesday, the Dodgers came to an agreement with veteran right-hander Shelby Miller on a one-year deal.
The financial terms of the deal have yet to be revealed.
The 32-year-old spent the 2022 season in the San Francisco Giants organization, appearing in just four games at the Major League level.
Ken Rosenthal reported the news of Miller signing with the Dodgers.
Dodgers in agreement with free-agent right-hander Shelby Miller, pending physical, sources tell @TheAthletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2022
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This is a move that shouldn’t deter the Dodgers from making a play for Verlander.
At most, it’s a depth move, but if all goes according to plan, it could turn out to be a bargain deal.
Miller came up with the St. Louis Cardinals late in the 2012 season.
In 2013, the right-hander won 15 games and posted a 3.06 ERA, thrusting his way into the Rookie of the Year conversation.
St. Louis traded him to the Atlanta Braves prior to the 2015 season in exchange for Jason Heyward.
That year, Miller earned his first and only All-Star selection.
After being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the deal that brought Dansby Swanson back to Atlanta, the right-hander was derailed by injuries.
Since then, Miller has not regained his form after brief stops with the Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
The right-hander posted a 6.43 ERA with the Giants in 2022.