The results were not good for the right-hander.
Tom Koehler says he had a mild anterior capsule strain. “Could be weeks, could be months.”— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) March 3, 2018
Koehler: “Not the way I’d like my tenure as #Dodgers to start two weeks in. But (stuff) happens.”— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 3, 2018
Destination hasn’t changed only the path has. The goal we had is the same today as it was 3 months ago. #gododgers— Tom Koehler (@TKREFRESH22) March 4, 2018
After Friday’s game manager Dave Roberts mentioned Koehler’s biceps tightening during his outing.
Roberts said Tom Koehler’s bicep tightened up. “We’re a little concerned,” Roberts said.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) March 2, 2018
The veteran right-hander entered Friday’s game against the White Sox in the third inning, and retired just one of his four batters faced. He allowed a leadoff home run to Adam Engel then walked two of his next three hitters. After a walk to Jose Abreu trainer Nate Lucero came to the mound, then following a brief discussion Koehler exited the game.
Brock Stewart relieved Koehler on the mound.
Koehler missed four weeks on the disabled list in May and June 2017 with right shoulder bursitis while with the Marlins.
He found success in the bullpen following a midseason trade to the Blue Jays, but was non-tendered in December. Koehler was signed by the Dodgers to a one-year, $2 million contract.
In two Cactus League appearances this spring, Koehler has allowed three runs while recording just four outs, with three walks and no strikeouts in his 1⅓ innings.