Rookie of the year competition with Ryu Hyun-jin → Journeyman after surgery… ‘Rehab Factory’ Resurrected at the Dodgers

 Ryu Hyun-jin, who entered the major leagues wearing a LA Dodgers uniform in 2013, recorded an average ERA of 3.00 with 14 wins and 8 losses in 30 games. He finished fourth in voting for the National League Rookie of the Year. Shelby Miller of the St. Louis Cardinals ranked third, ahead of Ryu Hyun-jin, with an average ERA of 3.06 and 15 wins and 9 losses in 31 games. 

Miller, who was selected by St. Louis in the first round of the 2009 draft (19th overall), was later traded to Atlanta and Arizona, ruining his career. In 2014, he went 10-9 with a 3.74 ERA in 32 games, but St. Louis traded Miller to the Atlanta Braves in 2015 for Jason Heyward.

Miller pitched well with a 3.02 ERA in 33 games for Atlanta in 2015, but was terribly unlucky with a 6-17 record. Two of the six wins were shutouts. He was traded again after a year. Ahead of the 2016 season, Atlanta traded Miller to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Dansby Swanson. 

Misfortune overlapped in Arizona. Miller struggled with a finger injury in 2016, going 3-12 with a 6.12 ERA in 20 games. He pitched in four games in the 2017 season (2 wins, 2 losses, 4.09 ERA), suffered an elbow injury, and underwent Tommy John surgery in May of that year.

He returned to the major leagues in late June 2018 after a year of rehabilitation. After his return, his performance was disastrous. He pitched in 5 games (16 innings) and was sluggish with 4 losses and an earned run average of 10.69. fail to recover. released 

From 2019, he became a Journeyman. He signed with Texas in 2019, started 19 games (44 innings) and played in the bullpen, going 1-3 with an ERA of 8.59. In 2020, when Corona 19 struck, he could not play a single game in the big leagues. He toured the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh in 2021, and the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants in 2022. He only pitched 12⅔ innings in 2021 in the major leagues and 7 innings last year. 

The Dodgers signed Miller at the end of November last year for $1.5 million (plus incentives based on performance). It was “insurance” for bullpen depth. Miller appeared in 43 games (53⅓ innings) with the Yankees and San Francisco’s Triple-A last year, recording 2-4, 5 holds, 12 saves, and an ERA of 2.87. The Dodgers saw potential as a bullpen pitcher. Recently, the Dodgers had a lot of fun by recruiting a pitcher whose career was on the decline due to injury or sluggishness at a low cost. 

Miller was included on the opening roster, started in relaxed situations, and was used at increasingly important moments. After opening, he went scoreless in seven consecutive games, allowing only two hits in eight innings. He first conceded two runs in one inning against the New York Mets on the 20th. 

Miller took the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning with a 9-8 lead in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 26th (hereafter Korean time). It was his first appearance in a save situation. He kept the win by lightly handling three batters: a grounder by the pitcher, a grounder by second baseman, and a strikeout.  스포츠토토

He is 1-0 in 10 games (11 innings) this season, with an earned run average of 1.64, a batting average of .111, and a WHIP of 1.00. Miller, who has not been noticed for the past seven years due to injuries and sluggishness, is moving toward a successful comeback in the ‘rehab factory’ Dodgers. 

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