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NL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
77-33 10-0 W10
63-51 5-5 W2
54-57 4-6 L2
51-60 6-4 W1
50-64 4-6 W1

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 65 6 3 4.02 58 17

Top Walker Buehler News

  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Small step forward

    Buehler (elbow) played catch Monday.

    Buehler made 20 throws during the session, his first action since sustaining a Grade 2 flexor strain in his right elbow June 10. The right-hander is still a long way from a potential return, but Monday's action is the first step toward joining the Dodgers' rotation at some point later this season.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: To resume throwing

    Buehler (elbow) will play light catch Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    The activity will mark Buehler's first since being placed on the injured list June 11. He remains optimistic that he'll be able to return to the Dodgers' rotation in mid-to-late September, though he isn't set for another MRI until 12 weeks post-injury -- which would be in early September. Any appearances he makes during the regular season would likely only be to build up his workload for a potential postseason run.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Optimism for September return

    The Dodgers remain optimistic that Buehler (elbow) will return as a starter in September, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Manager Dave Roberts noted that Buehler has made progress and is "cautiously optimistic" the right-hander can return as a starter this season. There is no more specific timetable available, and Buehler has yet to undergo any follow-up imaging on his elbow since being diagnosed with the flexor strain in mid-June.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Buehler (elbow) was moved to the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Juan Toribio of reports.

    The move comes as no surprise, as Buehler seems to be tracking toward a return in September at best as he works his way back from both a flexor strain and surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow. He isn't expected to pick up a baseball for at least another month. His spot on the 40-man roster will be filled by Trayce Thompson, whose contract was selected Tuesday.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Bone spur removed, timeline unchanged

    Buehler (elbow) had a bone spur removed from his right elbow Monday, which won't affect his recovery timeline from the flexor strain, Juan Toribio of reports.

    The 27-year-old was already shut down from throwing for 6-to-8 weeks after being diagnosed with the flexor strain over the weekend, so it was an opportune time to remove the bone spur he's been dealing with across the past couple years. Buehler is still hoping to pitch again this season, but it's not guaranteed given that he won't begin even playing catch until at least late July.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Won't throw for at least six weeks

    Buehler's MRI revealed a flexor strain in his right elbow Saturday, which will prevent him from throwing for 6-to-8 weeks, but the Dodgers aren't calling him done for the season, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    The positive spin on Buehler's injury is that it's believed to be manageable via rest and rehab rather than surgery, but that's where the optimism ends. The given timeline means he won't even pick up a baseball until sometime in late July or early August, and the length of his absence means he'll have to fully build back up at that point. That puts his likely return sometime in September and means that even a minor setback could end his regular season.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Bound for injured list

    Buehler's elbow MRI results are not yet known, but he'll be placed on the injured list shortly and will miss "a good bit of time" per manager Dave Roberts, Juan Toribio of reports.

    Buehler struggled to an 8.76 ERA over his last three starts and exited with elbow discomfort after just four innings Friday against the Giants. While neither a specific diagnosis nor an exact timeline for his return have been revealed at this point, the fact that the Dodgers are already expecting an extended absence even before his MRI has been completed doesn't look like a good sign. Andrew Heaney (shoulder) could return next weekend, though he's hardly a like-for-like replacement for a pitcher of Buehler's caliber.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Diagnosed with forearm strain

    Buehler was diagnosed with a right forearm strain Saturday and placed on the 15-day injured list.

    Buehler was pulled from his start Friday against the Giants with what was originally called elbow discomfort, but the diagnosis has been updated to a forearm strain following an MRI. A forearm strain is sometimes the first sign of an issue which winds up requiring Tommy John surgery, a procedure which Buehler underwent back in 2015. While there's been no indication so far that this specific injury will require such a surgery, manager Dave Roberts did say that the righty will miss "a good bit of time," so don't expect him back on the mound any time soon. Michael Grove was recalled to take his place on the roster.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Slated for MRI

    Buehler will receive an MRI on his right elbow Saturday morning, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Buehler was pulled from Friday's contest against the Giants after four innings, and it was later disclosed that he is dealing with right elbow discomfort. Ardaya reports that the right-hander has dealt with discomfort in the elbow for years, and Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times explains that Buehler attempted to keep pitching when something "grabbed" in the elbow Friday only to discover that the issue didn't go away. The Dodgers -- and fantasy managers who roster Buehler -- will be holding their collective breaths while waiting to see what Saturday's MRI reveals.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Dealing with right elbow discomfort

    Buehler was removed from Friday's game against the Giants after four innings due to right elbow discomfort.

    Buehler was slightly more effective early in Friday's matchup than he had been recently, as he allowed three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out six in four innings. He was removed after throwing 70 pitches (43 strikes) over the first four innings, so it seemed plausible that the Dodgers simply wanted to give the right-hander a shorter start to help rebuild his confidence. However, the team ultimately revealed that he's dealing with an elbow issue. It's not yet clear whether Buehler's injury will force him to miss his next turn through the rotation.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Surrenders five runs in loss

    Buehler (6-2) took the loss during Saturday's 9-4 defeat at the hands of the Mets, allowing five runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 2.1 innings.

    Buehler submitted his worst start of 2022 by far, surrendering a Francisco Lindor solo shot in the first inning and four baserunners and four runs in the third before being pulled. Since lowering his ERA to a season-best 1.96 on May 8, the 27-year-old has permitted multiple runs in five straight starts and has seen that number balloon to 3.84 along with a subpar 1.31 WHIP. Buehler is also averaging a career-worst 7.8 K/9. He will look to rebound against San Francisco next weekend.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Struggles through six frames

    Buehler didn't factor in the decision against Pittsburgh on Monday, pitching six innings and allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven.

    A pair of homers put Buehler and the Dodgers behind 4-0 through three innings, but the right-hander settled down after that and didn't give up any runs over his final three frames. This was one of Buehler's least impressive starts of the season, as he notched a modest eight swinging strikes and surrendered four runs for only the second time among 10 outings. He still has a solid 3.22 ERA on the campaign, and he'll try to improve on that in his next start, which lines up to come at home versus the Mets this weekend.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Cruises to sixth win

    Buehler (6-1) picked up the win Tuesday, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks over six innings in a 9-4 victory over the Nationals. He struck out three.

    It wasn't the most dominant performance from Buehler, who tossed 59 of 92 pitches for strikes, but the Dodgers scored multiple runs in each of the first three innings to give the right-hander more than enough cushion. The quality start was Buehler's third of the year, and he'll take a 2.91 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into his next outing despite a career-low 19.1 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Surrenders five runs in no-decision

    Buehler registered a no-decision during Friday's 12-10 loss against the Phillies, allowing five runs on nine hits and one walk with three strikeouts in five innings.

    Buehler let two runs across in the second inning and three more in the fourth, all of them coming with two outs. The five runs surrendered nearly matches his total of seven through the 27-year-old's first 24.2 innings and caused his ERA to spike nearly one full run from 1.96 to 2.81. Additionally, Buehler has only struck out more than six batters once in seven starts after doing so 15 times last season. He's projected to start again early next week against Arizona.

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  • Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Pushed up to start Friday

    Buehler will start Friday against the Phillies in place of Clayton Kershaw (hip), who was placed on the 15-day injured list, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    The 27-year-old was scheduled to start on five days rest Saturday but will have his outing moved up a day due to Kershaw's injury. Buehler has a 1.96 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 32:9 K:BB through 36.2 innings this season, though his 21.8 percent strikeout rate would be a career low.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Crestview Hills, KY
Age: 28
School: Vanderbilt
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R