Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler goes on DL
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Dodgers pitcher has landed on the disabled list. This time, it’s rookie Walker Buehler.
The 23-year-old right-hander underwent an MRI that revealed a right rib microfracture, an injury he sustained when he was hit by a 108-mph line drive by Colorado’s Trevor Story on May 21.
Buehler remained in that game and went on to make three more starts despite feeling slight discomfort. Last Friday, he was pulled after 5 1/3 innings when manager Dave Roberts spotted issues with Buehler’s mechanics.
Roberts said the start of Buehler’s DL stint was backdated and he will be available on June 19.
Buehler played catch on Tuesday to keep his arm in shape.
He has made nine starts this season, going 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA, 54 strikeouts and 11 walks.
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