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Dodgers’ Walker Buehler Makes First Triple-A Rehab Start

With a number of expletives inserted right into a put up on social media late Sunday evening, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler shared his pleasure about being again on a mound in a recreation that counted — even when it was solely a rehab project with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

“I f****ed it all up but god d**n it was good to be back out there,” Buehler posted on his Twitter/X account.

Buehler has been recovering from Tommy John surgical procedure and a flexor tendon restore in his proper elbow. He hasn’t been within the Dodgers’ lineup since June 2022. However, he did seem in a Triple-A rehab recreation final September and retired all six batters he confronted on 24 pitchers.

On Sunday evening, Buehler’s windup was a well-known sight, and he retired the primary seven batters he confronted. He threw 54 pitches (31 strikes) and confronted 15 batters earlier than exiting the sport within the fourth inning. Buehler allowed 4 runs (three earned) on three hits, together with a house run, and confronted 15 batters in 3 1/3 innings. He was charged with the loss.

Buehler appeared to be cruising via the Tacoma lineup till the third inning started. He solely retired three of his ultimate seven batters confronted. According to Dodgers Nation’s J.P. Hoornstra, the purpose for Buehler coming into his rehab begin was to pitch 4 to 5 innings:

The most essential factor for Buehler after this begin is how he feels bodily. If he can bounce again with none points, he may solely make one other begin or two in Triple-A earlier than showing in a Dodgers uniform once more.

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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