Dodgers Video: Walker Buehler Throws Bullpen Session At Dodger Stadium

Walker Buehler is among the most intriguing players for the Los Angeles Dodgers for the upcoming season as he prepares to return to a Major League mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Buehler last pitched in MLB on June 10, 2022, before missing the entire 2023 season. He attempted a late-season comeback this past season, but his return was halted late in the year.

Buehler has been working out at Dodger Stadium this offseason, and he posted a video of a bullpen session of him throwing to batters standing in.

The 29-year-old made one start for Triple-A Oklahoma City in September, striking out two batters over two hitless innings. Buehler projects to be part of the Dodgers’ upcoming rotation that loaded up with multiple front-end options in Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Tyler Glasnow.

In 65 innings pitched during his 2022 season, Buehler posted a 4.02 ERA, 3.80 FIP, 1.29 WHIP. Prior to injury concerns sparked up, he was one of MLB’s best right-handed starters, displaying a high-octane arsenal to overpower hitters.

Buehler is heading into the final year of his initial contract with the Dodgers, and a strong final season is on his own to-do list prior to free agency.

Walker Buehler and the Dodgers avoid arbitration

Buehler and the Dodgers reportedly agreed on a one-year, $8.025 million deal to avoid arbitration.

His contract includes numerous incentives, including bonuses for being named MVP of the League Championship Series or World Series.

Because he’s coming off a significant arm injury, and his standing as a multiple Tommy John surgery recipient, the Dodgers will be cautious with how he’s deployed in 2024.

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