3 Dodgers on active roster who won't last all of 2023

Jason Reed
Division Series - San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game One
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2. Shelby Miller

The Dodgers have lost some pretty big names this offseason, and while there have been additions like Noah Syndergaard and J.D. Martinez, Andrew Friedman has also tried to tap into the team's ability to sign reclamation projects and bring them back to life.

Shelby Miller, Jason Heyward and Steven Duggar are all examples of the Dodgers taking a chance on a lesser player and hoping to find untapped potential there. Of the three, Miller is perhaps the most interesting because his performance on the mound has been terrible in recent years with not much to get excited about.

What makes Miller even more interesting as a signing is the fact that he was signed to the 40-man roster. Both Heyward and Duggar got minor league contracts from the Dodgers while Miller was shown more faith.

It's obvious the Dodgers see something they can fix in Miller to turn him into their long-relief arm out of the bullpen. Who knows, perhaps he will follow in Ross Stripling and Tyler Anderson's footsteps and thrive in this role, forcing his way into the starting rotation.

But it's far more likely Miller doesn't piece it together and ends up getting let go by the Dodgers at some point. I absolutely believe in this staff's ability to get the absolute most out of every pitcher, but Miller is the team's biggest project yet.

Plus, not every one of these reclamation projects works out. Guys like Brandon Morrow and Danny Duffy were brought back to Los Angeles and couldn't revive their careers. While it would be great to see Miller turn into an impact arm, he'll likely have the same fate as Morrow.

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