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Walker Buehler to have MRI on right elbow on Saturday

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Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler will have tests on his right elbow on Saturday to determine the extent of the elbow discomfort that knocked him out of Friday’s start after just four innings.

Buehler told reporters he felt something grab in his right elbow in the third inning.

More on Buehler’s injury and outing from Jack Harris at the Los Angeles Times and Bill Plunkett at the Orange County Register.

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