Dodgers injury updates: Walker Buehler, Emmet Sheehan, Blake Treinen, Bobby Miller

Division Series - Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game One
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The Dodgers' pitching staff was the latest to take a few hits on Friday, when they announced Bobby Miller and new bullpen addition Connor Brogdon would go onto the IL, Miller with shoulder inflammation and Brogdon with plantar fasciitis. Losing Miller was the bigger blow; despite a rough start sandwiched between two better ones, Miller has been necessary to a Dodgers rotation that won't have Walker Buehler or Clayton Kershaw for some time, and which lost Emmet Sheehan during spring training.

Miller's MRI reassuringly revealed no signs of structural damage, and a sleet of other injury updates (including another follow-up about Miller) soon followed. Some were more reassuring than others, but the volume and pace were a rough reminder that the Dodgers have been far from immune from the recent rash of injuries to pitchers that's been plaguing MLB.

Dodgers injury updates: Walker Buehler is okay after finger injury, Emmet Sheehan isn't as lucky

After his MRI came up clean, Miller seemed positive that he'd be able to get back into a throwing progression within the week. Dave Roberts agreed, but the Dodgers are still set for a bullpen game next week and are eyeing Kyle Hurt for the call-up. Blake Treinen, who took also took a rough comebacker in spring training and was diagnosed with a bruised rib/lung, also seems to be on the right track; he's been facing hitters, and a rehab assignment seems not too far on the horizon.

Buehler had a scary moment during his most recent rehab start on Friday; he took a comebacker to the hand and was taken off the mound after only pitching two innings and throwing 27 pitches, despite planning to go five innings with around 80/90 pitches. It was a rough update for a team that's been waiting for Buehler to be back for nearly two full seasons now, but he took to Instagram to share an update succinctly captioned: "My knuckles fine. Back at it Thursday[.]"

Sheehan is the only one of the bunch who doesn't seem to be making much progress. If anything, it's quite the opposite. He went on the 15-day IL to start the season with forearm inflammation but was moved to the 60-day on March 31. On Sunday, Roberts said that he wasn't throwing at all and it was "a longer term situation." It's far from ideal for Sheehan, who was looking to solidify a place for himself in the Dodgers rotation this year.