Dodgers Injury Updates: Walker Buehler, Tyler Cyr, Jonny DeLuca, Shelby Miller & Blake Treinen

The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten to a point of better health recently, with Clayton Kershaw coming off the 15-day injured list last week and J.D. Martinez returning to the lineup on Tuesday after missing eight games because of a left groin/adductor issue.

But by that same token, Yency Almonte (right knee sprain) and Joe Kelly (right forearm/elbow inflammation) were put on the 15-day IL on consecutive days over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the likes of Walker Buehler, Shelby Miller and Blake Treinen all remain on the 60-day IL but each has made some progress of late.

Dodgers injuries

Walker Buehler

Buehler faced batters in his second simulated game since last year’s surgery to repair his right flexor tendon and have a second career Tommy John.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Buehler’s pitch execution wasn’t as sharp when compared to his first simulated game, but noted the most important factor was he didn’t experience a setback.

Buehler is expected to pitch in a third simulated game on Saturday.

Tyler Cyr

The Dodgers placed Tyler Cyr on the 15-day IL on May 23 (retroactive to May 21) because of a right shoulder impingement. He was transferred to the 60-day IL three days later and just joined Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Cyr threw a scoreless inning in his only appearance for the Arizona Complex League (ACL) Dodgers on August 12. He struck out two batters in one inning for OKC on Tuesday night.

Jonny DeLuca

Out since July 26 because of a right hamstring strain, DeLuca is yet to begin a rehab assignment, but did take at-bats in a simulated game on Monday.

“He’s in Arizona. I don’t know for how much longer though,” Roberts said.

Shelby Miller

Miller recently revealed his neck injury to be a herniated disc that caused tingling and numbness down his left arm. Miller was transferred to the 60-day IL, he is not eligible to be activated until Sunday, August 20.

The 32-year-old began a rehab assignment with the ACL Dodgers on August 5, and allowed two unearned runs in 2.2 innings pitched across three starts.

“Really good,” Roberts said of Miller’s performance in those games. “Velocity is good, command really good, and so now it’s just getting him out there to OKC, playing against better competition, how he is responding to a back-to-back and things like that.”

Miller is expected to pitch for Oklahoma City on Wednesday and likely will make multiple appearances before the Dodgers determine when to potentially activate him.

Blake Treinen

As was the case at Chase Field, Treinen also lined up with Buehler to face batters on Monday. Though, Roberts did not offer any additional specifics.

Treinen’s first simulated game left the Dodgers more encouraged of a potential return at some point down the stretch of the season.

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