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Tom Koehler | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/29/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Stony Brook
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 18 (0) / MIA
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Tom Koehler (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing.
Koehler is on the 60-day disabled list with an anterior capsule strain in his right shoulder. The veteran right-hander can be ruled out until sometime in June. Apr 17 - 8:24 PM

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Dodgers transferred RHP Tom Koehler from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Koehler remains sidelined with an anterior capsule strain in his right shoulder. There is no timetable for when he might resume throwing and he can now be ruled out until at least late May.
Apr 2 - 6:34 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Tom Koehler on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.

The exact diagnosis is a mild anterior capsule strain. Koehler figures to miss all of April and perhaps part of May. There's no official timetable at this point.
Mar 29 - 2:12 PM

Tom Koehler was diagnosed with a mild anterior capsule strain in his right shoulder.

The good news is that the MRI he underwent on Friday didn't reveal any structural damage. Koehler is currently in a sling and there's no clear timetable for when he will resume throwing. The right-hander noted that it may be weeks, or possibly months -- he doesn't know as of yet. Surgery has not been mentioned as a possible option and the club fully expects Koehler to pitch at some point this season.
Mar 3 - 10:21 AM

Tom Koehler left Friday's appearance against the White Sox with a right shoulder injury and is set to undergo an MRI.

Koehler was roughed up for three runs on one hit and two walks over one-third of an inning before being pulled. He missed time last season with a shoulder injury. The Dodgers should reveal the results of the exam sometime this weekend.
Mar 2 - 4:43 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Tom Koehler's new one-year with the Dodgers is worth $2 million plus incentives.

Koehler likely could have done better financially as a bottom-of-the-rotation guy on a weaker team, but he wanted to take his chances as a reliever on a club with strong postseason aspirations. The 31-year-old right-hander pitched well out of the Blue Jays' bullpen down the stretch in 2017 after struggling mightily as a starter with the Marlins. He'll likely fill a long-relief role in Los Angeles.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Tom Koehler to a one-year contract.

The deal was struck last Friday and then finalized Wednesday after the 31-year-old right-hander passed his physical. Koehler had a rough 6.69 overall ERA in 72 2/3 innings this past season between the Marlins and Blue Jays, but he finished the season strong after moving into Toronto's bullpen and he should fit nicely as a long reliever in Los Angeles.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 03:13:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports the Dodgers will sign RHP Tom Koehler to a one year deal.

The 31-year-old began the 2017 season in the Marlins' rotation but was sent to the minors after getting pounded in 12 starts. He went 1-5 with a 7.92 ERA in 55 2/3 innings. He was then traded to the Blue Jays and turned things around to the tune of a 2.65 ERA in 17 innings, mostly in relief. Despite that late-season success he was non-tendered by Toronto last week in an effort to avoid paying him the $6 million he was expected to earn via the arbitration process. The Dodgers will likely use him as a middle reliever in 2018.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 08:14:00 PM

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that more than a half-dozen teams have expressed significant interest in Tom Koehler.

Maybe they're confusing him with someone else? Koehler was recently non-tendered after posting a 6.69 ERA and 62/35 K/BB ratio over 72 2/3 innings between the Blue Jays and Marlins in 2017. The 31-year-old has had better results in the past and could be a useful depth arm depending on where he lands.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 08:33:00 AM

Blue Jays non-tendered RHP Tom Koehler.

He is now free to sign with any team. It's not unexpected after Koehler floundered to a 1-7 record and 6.69 ERA in 72 2/3 innings spread over 13 starts and 14 relief appearances with the Marlins and Blue Jays in 2017. He has a 4.39 career ERA in 784 1/3 innings and will probably find another major league job this offseason.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:21:00 PM

Tom Koehler yielded one run in five innings and struck out seven Thursday in a loss to the Rays.

Koehler did his part in his Blue Jays debut, but the offense never got on the board today. Koehler likely will finish out the year in Toronto's rotation, but he's a bad risk in AL-only leagues.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Tom Koehler from Triple-A Buffalo.

Koehler, acquired from the Marlins last week, will make his Blue Jays debut in Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Rays. If he pitches well, the 31-year-old right-hander could stick around for a bit. But expectations should be rather low. He had a 7.92 ERA in 12 starts this season with Miami.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 10:34:00 AM

Blue Jays acquired RHP Tom Koehler from the Marlins in exchange for RHP Osman Gutierrez.

Koehler has battled injuries throughout the year and has also spent time in Triple-A, but offers a wealth of experience (132 major league starts) and could benefit from a change of scenery. If nothing else, the 31-year-old gives Toronto some much-needed pitching depth. He didn't cost the Jays much, either. Gutierrez has posted a miserable 7.85 ERA over 18 starts for Low-A Lansing this year.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 08:22:00 PM

Marlins optioned RHP Tom Koehler to Triple-A New Orleans.

Koehler has been a Marlins' rotation mainstay the last few years, but it speaks to how awful he's been in 2017 that he's now been optioned twice even while the club has a weak starting staff. The righty holds a 7.92 ERA over 12 starts in the majors this season.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Tom Koehler surrendered six runs -- five earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Reds.

Koehler gave up nine hits, including three home runs, while falling to 1-5 on the year with a brutal 7.92 ERA. If he gets another turn in the Marlins' rotation, it'll be a rematch against the Reds on Friday night in Miami.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Max Muncy
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Matt Kemp
2Joc Pederson
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Scott Alexander
4Tony Cingrani
5Josh Fields
6Ross Stripling
7J.T. Chargois
8Wilmer Font
9Yimi Garcia
10Tom Koehler