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09/04/12 10:09 PM ET

Miller recalled for fifth stint with A's this season

OAKLAND -- Right-handed reliever Jim Miller is back in the Majors after being recalled from Class A Stockton, the A's announced Tuesday.

It's Miller's fifth stint with Oakland this year, after compiling a 2-1 record and 2.02 ERA over 35 2/3 innings in 25 relief appearances.

"He's a guy that's contributed over the course of a season," A's skipper Bob Melvin said.

Miller's last stint with Oakland began Aug. 24, and he pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in his only appearance before being optioned last Friday.

Miller's addition gives the A's five righties in the bullpen, compared to four lefties.

Willie Bans is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.