The Dodgers beginning rotation was dealt a blow on Thursday afternoon in San Francisco as Clayton Kershaw exited his start early complaining of again ache. LA received the sport however the price appeared to be fairly massive for the time being.
As anticipated, the workforce placed Kershaw on the 15-day injured list with low again ache. Earlier than Friday night time’s recreation again at Chavez Ravine, supervisor Dave Roberts shared the newest replace he had on quantity 22.
Dave Roberts mentioned they’re nonetheless ready on outcomes of Clayton Kershaw’s MRI
Roberts mentioned they don’t have a agency timeline but, however thinks he might may very well be out a pair weeks to a month
He mentioned they thinks there’s sufficient time for Kershaw to be again to regular by playoffs
As of 4:30 PM PT, Kershaw’s MRI outcomes nonetheless hadn’t are available however Doc nonetheless knew that the probabilities of the left-hander returning in August have been slim. That is the second time Clayton has gone on the IL with a decrease again concern. In Might, he suffered from right SI joint inflammation that sidelined him for the higher a part of a month. Now he’s coping with a problem extra on the left aspect of his decrease again/hip space.
When wholesome, the 34-year-old has been nice on the mound. Over 85.1 innings, Kersh has posted a 2.64 ERA with 88 strikeouts towards simply 15 walks. The final time the Dodgers have been with out Kershaw, the membership turned to right-hander Mitch White to eat up innings. However with White now traded to the Blue Jays at the deadline, Roberts mentioned that rookie Ryan Pepiot is the main candidate to take a flip within the rotation.
With two off days arising on the schedule, Kershaw’s subsequent flip within the rotation may very well be skipped. However given the place the workforce is at within the 12 months, the additional days off for beginning pitchers might go a great distance heading towards the postseason.
One space of sure frustration for the veteran Kershaw is that his well-known “Ping Pong 4 Goal” charity occasion is about to make its triumphant return after two years off this Monday. Sadly, the damage ought to preclude Clayton from collaborating within the occasion. However he’ll nonetheless host and make his rounds on the sidelines.
The eighth annual occasion will profit Footwear that Match, The LA Dream Middle, Come up Africa, Each Ends Believing, and Worldwide Justice Mission. Kershaw’s Problem has raised over $16 million for weak and at-risk youngsters since 2011.