MONTERREY, NL, Mexico – The kid stays in the picture.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Saturday that right-hander Walker Buehler will make another start for the Dodgers after his combined no-hitter and will remain in the rotation as the replacement for injured left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu. Ryu is not expected back until after the All-Star break after suffering a severe groin injury earlier this week.“Obviously with respect to what happened to Ryu and the way Walker has pitched, we expect Walker to pitch again and start for us,” Roberts said.Buehler has thrown just 132 innings in parts of three seasons as a professional since returning from Tommy John surgery in 2015. The Dodgers had hoped to cap his innings this season at 140 to 150 innings (Roberts’ estimate this spring) including the postseason. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SEAGER SURGERYAs scheduled, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager underwent Tommy John surgery in Los Angeles on Friday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and went as expected, according to Roberts.Related Articles “I exchanged some text messages with Corey,” Roberts said. “He’s making his way back to North Carolina with his father.”Seager will spend the first part of his recovery at home in North Carolina. He is expected to make “a full recovery,” Roberts said. The Dodgers have projected a return early in 2019 if not the start of the season.FERNANDO MEMORIESThe combined no-hitter Friday night was the 23rd in Dodgers’ franchise history, the first to require more than one pitcher. One of those first 22, Fernando Valenzuela, is in Monterrey with the Dodgers as a goodwill ambassador. Valenzuela threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game and then enjoyed the memories of his no-hitter as Buehler and the bullpen pitched theirs.“Good memories from a couple years ago when I had the opportunity to do it in 1990,” Valenzuela said with a sly smile at the “couple years ago” estimate. “I was just thinking, ‘Do something – not a hit’ in the ninth inning. I was excited. I think the fans enjoyed that and it was good memories for me.”TAKES A VILLAGEThe Dodgers’ no-hitter Friday was the first in franchise history to involve relievers. That might be the wave of the future when it comes to no-hitters.There were only 59 complete games thrown in the major leagues last season. Ervin Santana and Corey Kluber led the majors with five each. No other pitcher threw a complete game more than twice and the average start was less than 5 2/3 innings throughout the majors.“If you look at, No. 1, the usage of starters the last few years, that’s obviously has gone down,” Roberts agreed. “So I think as a byproduct there will be fewer no-hitters from just the starter that night.”Shorter starts require more bullpen work – which could work against the frequency of no-hitters, in Roberts’ view.“I do believe the more pitchers you include there is a variable you’re introducing,” he said. “You just have to weigh that chance versus the matchup advantage or platoon advantage.”UP NEXTDodgers RHP Ross Stripling (0-1, 2.33 ERA) vs. Padres LHP Eric Lauer (0-1, 10.13 ERA) at Estadio de Baseball Monterrey, Sunday, 1:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), ESPN (out of market only) Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Roberts pulled Buehler from Friday’s no-hitter after six innings and 93 pitches. The 23-year-old right-hander has never thrown more than 94 pitches in a professional start. That came a little over a week ago against the San Francisco Giants.There will continue to be restrictions on Buehler, Roberts acknowledged. But right now, the Dodgers need his dynamic ability in their starting rotation.“Yeah, I think obviously you saw some restrictions last night which we’re mindful of with all of our guys,” Roberts said. “Walker is obviously a separate case, also, with his lack of innings and his injury history.“But I think right now the situation at this level, we have to win baseball games. So the idea of giving him a blow later, figuring it out, is something we have to think through. But we’re not approaching that limit right now so I think we’re just going to continue to stay the course for now.”The Dodgers are off Monday. Buehler currently lines up to make his next start during the Dodgers’ four-game series at home against the Cincinnati Reds next weekend.