Dodgers Roster: Tyson Miller Recalled, Justin Bruihl Optioned

Along with activating Kiké Hernández and placing Jonny DeLuca on the 10-day injured list, the Los Angeles Dodgers recalled Tyson Miller from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned Justin Bruihl prior to first pitch of the series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Bruihl heads to the Minors one day after allowing three runs in one inning. He retired the first batter faced in the ninth on Tuesday night, but the Blue Jays then proceeded to load the bases on two walks and a single.

Danny Jansen broke the game open with a bases-clearing double that put the Dodgers in a four-run deficit they nevertheless managed to overcome en route to a walk-off win in extra innings.

Bruihl has gone 1-0 with a 4.07 ERA and 1.32 WHIP across 20 games with the Dodgers. He previously pitched for the team in parts of the 2021 and 2022 seasons as well.

Having made 15 appearances for Oklahoma City this year, Bruihl is 5-2 with one save and a 2.04 ERA.

Wednesday’s roster move marks a fifth time Bruihl has been optioned to the Minors this season, the maximum number permitted under the collective bargaining agreement. If the Dodgers recall the left-hander at any point this year, he will need to remain on the active roster (with exception of an injury).

Should the Dodgers look to remove Bruihl from their active roster at some point later this season, he would first need to be placed on waivers.

How did the Dodgers acquire Tyson Miller?

The Dodgers traded for Miller on July 12, sending cash considerations to the Milwaukee Brewers. That came four days after he was designated for assignment on July 8 after appearing in a career-high seven games for the Brewers this season.

The 27-year-old turned in four scoreless appearances but struggled in other games and has a 5.79 ERA and 1.29 WHIP this season.

Miller pitched in just two games for Oklahoma City, throwing a combined three scoreless innings.

Miller was selected out of California Baptist University by the Chicago Cubs in the fourth round of the 2016 MLB Draft. Miller made his MLB debut with the Cubs in 2020, though only appeared in two games (one start).

He remained part of the Cubs organization through the end of May 2021 before getting DFA’d and claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers. Miller spent a portion of the 2022 season up with the Rangers, pitching to a 10.97 ERA and 2.25 WHIP in four games (two starts).

Overall at the Major League level, the right-hander is 1-2 with a 7.92 ERA, 6.11 FIP and 1.64 WHIP across 13 games (three starts).

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