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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Beeler was ruled out for the rest of the season due to elbow surgery last week, and the details are now public.
The 28-year-old confirmed on Instagram Tuesday that he has undergone Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career .
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that Beeler will “almost certainly” miss the 2023 season because “Recovery usually takes longer” after second Tommy John surgery. Buehler had surgery shortly after being drafted by the Dodgers with the 24th overall pick in 2015. He was disqualified from the June 10 match due to elbow discomfort. The talented right-hander didn’t look his usual way in 12 starts, with a 4.02 ERA allowing 67 hits and 58 strikeouts in 65 innings.
A two-time All-Star, Beeler became an Opening Day starter for the first time in his career this season. He also pitched his first suspension on April 25 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers didn’t miss a step. Los Angeles has the best record in the majors at 84-37 and leads MLB with a 2.84 ERA and is the only team with a score higher than 3.08.
The Dodgers will send right-hander Tony Gonzolin to the mound on Tuesday against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers superior. He’s having the best year of his career, going 15-1 with a 2.12 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 113 strikeouts in 123.1 innings.