Dodgers’ Buehler won’t return in 2023

Dodgers' Buehler won't return in 2023

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler won’t return to the club this season, the team announced Friday.

Buehler is rehabbing after undergoing Tommy John surgery last August. The 29-year-old made his first appearance at Triple-A last week, striking out two over two scoreless innings.

“My goal since last year has been to return to a major-league mound this season,” Buehler said in a statement. “After many considerations with my doctor, the Dodgers’ front office, training staff, and my family, we concluded that waiting until next season is the right course of action.”

The Dodgers are currently leaning on three rookie pitchers in the rotation. The club is navigating injuries to Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin, and Buehler, as well as the recent placement of left-hander Julio Urías on indefinite administrative leave.

“I am disappointed that I will not be able to help this team go after a title in the 2023 postseason, but I look forward to returning fully healthy in 2024 and bringing another World Series to L.A.,” Buehler said.

Buehler will be in his final season under team control next year. The two-time All-Star owns a career 46-16 record with a sparkling 3.02 ERA and 690 strikeouts across 638 1/3 innings over six seasons with the Dodgers.

Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Full Story »


Leave a Comment

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

More in News

Phillies could get key player back from injury for NLCS

The Philadelphia Phillies could be getting a significant boost for ...

Phillies’ Realmuto calls D-Backs’ confidence ‘daunting’

Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto isn't going to take the ...

Rangers activate Max Scherzer for ALCS: What starter means for Texas’ chances vs. Houston

Max is back. The Rangers officially placed starter Max Scherzer ...

2023 MLB odds: Why you should bet on Astros to win the ALCS, MVP pick

Astros baseball in October has become inevitable. FOX Sports MLB ...

Rangers vs. Astros predictions, start time, how to watch, pitching matchups: Live updates

Follow along as the Rangers take on the Astros in ...

Trending on Baseball Chronicle

Angels manager: Ohtani (elbow) in ‘good spirits’

Shohei Ohtani's elbow surgery on Tuesday went well, Los Angeles ...

Wainwright joins 200-win club with vintage performance vs. Brewers

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright became the 122nd pitcher ...

A’s hire construction firm for Las Vegas ballpark

The Oakland A's announced that they've hired Mortenson-McCarthy, the same ...

Yankees walk off Brewers in extras after being no-hit for 10 1/3 innings

The New York Yankees didn't get a hit until the ...