Walker Buehler will begin a throwing program for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Walker Buehler said he?s playing catch on Monday. Will be very light, but the first time he?s thrown since going on the IL. Won?t get an MRI until 12 weeks post-injury.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 22, 2022
Said he feels like there?s enough of a window for him to come back and start games in mid/late September.
Buehler has been on the injured list with an elbow injury since June 10. The Dodgers and Buehler are hoping that he will be able to return to the starting rotation in mid-September, make a couple of starts, and then lead the Dodgers into the playoffs. This may be wishful thinking, but a healthy Buehler is an actual game-one playoff starter.
However, the Dodgers aren’t likely to rely on Buehler’s health as they will look to acquire a starter by the trade deadline. They should be interested in Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds or Frankie Montas of the Oakland Athletics, among other available starters.
The Dodgers and Giants will play the third game of their four-game series tonight. The Dodgers will have Julio Urias on the mound and be up against Alex Wood. The Dodgers are +114 (-1.5) on the run line and -188 on the money line, with an over/under of eight, over (-102), and under (-120). You can find the odds and props for this game and every other at the FanDuel Sportsbook.