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Dodgers call up Kenley Jansen; designate Justin Miller for assignment

Only a season removed from becoming a pitcher, Kenley Jansen has been called up to the major leagues.

The 6-foot-6 right-hander, who started last season as a catcher, was 5-1 with a 1.60 earned-run average in a combined 33 appearances for Class-A Inland Empire and Double-A Chattanooga.

To clear room on the active roster for Jansen, the Dodgers designated Justin Miller for assignment.

For more on Jansen, read Steve Dilbeck's story on him from spring training.

-- Dylan Hernandez

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love this move. love it alot! the big club gets a chance to look this kid and see if he is going to help for the stretch run!

looks like broxton is on the way out

Hope this works out, really do.

But it reminds me of the scene from Beverly Hills Cop when another set of cops get to see if they can keep up with Eddie Murphy. "Don't lose him," the boss says.

And they do.

The Dodgers keep trying to find the right one to piece together this cheap-skate season from Frank and Jamie. Try enough options, they'll have enough excuses when the season is done and keep the focus off any one thing.

Right, we know the real deal. McCourts = loserville.

But I hope it works out. Think about it: If you can take a guy who was a catcher last year and can come through not only A-ball but also double-A ball to the majors in less than 12 months, I mean, who the heck is Strasburg anyway? Or any other high-profiler. There's no reason to think players need to be coddled along in the minors any more.

I hope it works out, but isn't there a reason players progress through the ranks before they're in The Show? How many pitchers has this been tried with in the Dodgers organization in the last 18 months that actually worked out for the long run? Seeing how the only staff reliables (sort of) currently are Kershaw, Bills, Kuroda, Padilla, Kuo and Weaver - throw in Brox if you want, but I don't - I would say that answer is 0 out of ever how many there has been.

Always got to be a first though, right? I hope this is the one.

Does look like it would be easier to buy or rent a pitcher than to pay for Jamie's house that is only used for swimming.

now if they just dump that big, fat, georgian red-neck, a.k.a., broX-the-TON!!!


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