Bolsinger exits Triple-A start after scare

Dodgers pitcher hit by comebacker, but escapes injury

Bolsinger exits Triple-A start after scare

PHILADELPHIA -- Mike Bolsinger was removed from a start for Triple-A Oklahoma City Tuesday night shortly after being hit on the right arm by a comebacker, but manager Don Mattingly said he escaped serious injury.

Mattingly said Bolsinger -- bumped from the Dodgers starting rotation and optioned to the Minor Leagues after last week's acquisitions of starters Mat Latos and Alex Wood -- will make his next scheduled start.

In other pitching injury developments, the Dodgers announced that first-round Draft pick Walker Buehler underwent Tommy John elbow reconstruction Wednesday, as planned. Dr. Neal ElAttrache repaired the ulnar collateral ligament and Buehler is expected to be out 12 to 18 months.

Meanwhile, pitcher Carlos Frias came out of a Wednesday night start after one scoreless inning with what the Dodgers called a "back-related" issue. The club announced that Frias had been taken off the disabled list Sunday and optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. He had been sidelined with lower-back soreness.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.