Walker Buehler (27, Los Angeles Dodgers) is in the final stages of his rehabilitation as he aims to return in September. He faced batters for the first time since his surgery.
The Los Angeles Times reported the same day that Buehler pitched in a simulated game on the 10th (ET).
According to the report, this is the first time he has faced a batter since his surgery, and he will continue to work through additional simulated games and minor league rehabilitation.
Buehler is expected to return in early September. Previously, Buehler had said he hoped to return on 1 September. It may be a little later than that, but his return this season is a certainty.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in first place in the National League West with a 66-46 record and a .589 winning percentage through nine games. A postseason berth is highly likely.
Buehler’s return will help them in the postseason more than a regular season district title. The importance of a hard-throwing pitcher in the postseason is huge.토스카지노
Previously, Buehler was sidelined with an elbow ligament sprain in June last year and underwent elbow ligament splicing surgery (Tommy John surgery) in late August. Two months of time lost.
At the time of the surgery, he was expected to return for the 2024 season. However, Buehler is looking to return after a 12-month recovery period. Twelve months is the minimum recovery period for Tommy John surgery.
If all goes well, Buehler could be back in September and on the mound in the postseason.
In his sixth year in the majors, Buehler is a hard-throwing right-handed starter. In 2021, he pitched 207 2/3 innings in 33 games, going 16-4 with a 2.47 ERA.