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Dodgers’ Walker Buehler Shifts Rehab Back to Triple-A Oklahoma City

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler will pitch in Oklahoma City in his fourth rehab start on Thursday. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Buehler will pitch around 80-85 pitches in his start.

The 29-year-old has been working his way back onto the mound after undergoing Tommy John surgery and a flexor tendon repair in 2022. Buehler missed half of the 2022 season and all of 2023.

The two-time All-Star has been solid in his rehab outings this season. In his most recent appearance Friday in Rancho Cucamonga, Buehler got hit on his right hand with a line drive. He exited the game early. Fortunately, he was OK.

If the former All-MLB First-Teamer pitches well in his next outing, he will be a strong candidate to return from the injured list next week and join the big leagues. In his last full season in 2021, Buehler recorded a career-high 16 wins, a 2.47 ERA, 212 strikeouts, and a 0.97 WHIP in 33 starts and 207.2 innings.

Dodger fans won’t have to wait too much longer for Buehler’s return. He will certainly help elevate the Dodgers’ starting rotation, which suffered another injury recently in the form of Bobby Miller.

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Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).

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