Dodgers’ Buehler to have elbow surgery, out for season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler will have season-ending elbow surgical treatment, a problem for the group with the majors’ finest record.

The Dodgers revealed Monday prior to the start of their four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers that Dr. Neal ElAttrache would carry out the surgical treatment on Aug. 23.

“It’s certainly a blow,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts stated. “We’re better with Walker on our ballclub, but there’s nothing we can do about it. I still believe we have enough guys to prevent runs to get through October, but yeah, we wanted him to be a part of this.

Buehler hadn’t pitched for the last two months due to his injury. He underwent arthroscopic surgery in mid-June to remove bone spurs from his elbow.

“Then as he went through his progression, the pain wouldn’t subside,” Roberts stated. “Dr. ElAttrache thought the best course of action was to go back in and get surgery to really figure out what the problem is and fix it. As a result, he’s obviously done for the rest of 2022. And until the surgery happens, we have no timeline for his return.”

Los Angeles likewise has three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on the hurt list with lower pain in the back, though he’s anticipated to return this season.

The Dodgers have actually barely suffered in the 2 stars’ lack. With Tony Gonsolin, Tyler Anderson and Julio Urías anchoring the rotation, LA is 19-4 given that the All-Star break — consisting of a 12-game winning streak that was snapped Sunday.

The Dodgers got some great news about their pitching personnel Monday. Dustin May, who is coming off Tommy John surgical treatment, is anticipated to make his season launching Saturday versus Miami.

May hasn’t pitched in the majors given that May 1, 2021, when he harmed his elbow throughout a look at Milwaukee. He is 6-5 with a 2.93 period in 31 profession looks, consisting of 19 starts.

“All the numbers and everything are normal,” May stated. “I feel normal. I’m in a good spot right now. That’s all I could ask for.”

Buehler, a two-time All-Star, is 6-3 with a 4.02 period in 12 looks this season. He last pitched June 10 and left that video game after 4 innings when his elbow started troubling him.

“We took a chance to try to take time off, start a progression to get him back this year, but as he started his progression, he just couldn’t get over the hump,” Roberts stated. “We took a shot at it, but now we have to go in.”

The Dodgers gotten in Monday at 79-34, 16 video games ahead of San Diego in the NL West. But they’ll have a bumpy ride changing Buehler as they get ready for a near-certain postseason look.

Buehler, 28 has a 46-16 profession record with a 3.02 PERIOD. He went 16-4 with a 2.47 period last season and completed 4th in the NL Cy Young Award ballot.

“I talked to Dustin today,” Roberts stated. “He’s not a savior. I just want him to come out and pitch well. He’s just got to do his job. When Clayton gets back, he’s got to do his job. I don’t look at it as pressure. It’s just more of we don’t have a guy that we hoped would be with us, who’s been a big part of things we’ve done, but there’s nothing we can do about it. Guys have just got to do their jobs.”

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