Clayton Kershaw RUMORS & NEWS

  • Surgery a possibility for Kershaw; Roberts 'hopeful' for 2016 return

    The Score "One day after Clayton Kershaw was shut down indefinitely, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suggested surgery is a more likely avenue to repair the herniated disc in the left-hander's back and is merely "hopeful" the 28-year-old can return in 2016. "With the way it flared up, it's more..." July 21

  • Clayton Kershaw suffers setback, return to Dodgers 'uncertain'

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been on the disabled list since late June with mild disc herniation in his lower back. He threw 60 pitches in a simulated game on Saturday, but manager Dave Roberts said the lefty “didn’t feel great” on Sunday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times..." July 20

  • Dodgers not interested in rushing Kershaw back from injury

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers are content with giving ace Clayton Kershaw all the time he needs. Though currently only 5 1/2 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West, manager Dave Roberts isn't eager to etch a date in stone for the southpaw starter's return from a mild disk herniation,..." July 17

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw could return as early as next week

    ESPN "The Dodgers will head into the second half of the season with a full head of steam and some good news to go along with it. Clayton Kershaw, who hasn't pitched since June 26 because of a mild disk herniation in his lower back, could be back on the mound as early as next week, or by the end of..." July 15

  • Clayton Kershaw throws first bullpen session for Dodgers since back injury

    Los Angeles Times "On Sunday morning, the final day before the All-Star break, Clayton Kershaw took a sizable step toward his return to the Dodgers. He threw a light bullpen session before his team faced San Diego, which marked the first time he threw off a mound since receiving an epidural injection on June 29 to..." July 10

  • Clayton Kershaw better, but no timetable set for Dodgers return

    ESPN "While Clayton Kershaw reported improvement with his lower-back injury Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace is less open when it comes to the timetable for his return to the mound. “Not that I’m willing to discuss at this time,” Kershaw said with a grin Saturday when asked if there was an idea..." July 03

  • Clayton Kershaw has herniated disc, won't require surgery

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers gave an official announcement regarding the status of Clayton Kershaw, which had both good and bad news. The good news is that Kershaw will not require surgery, but the bad news is that he has a herniated disc in his back, with the club only saying they will know more about his..." June 30

  • Dodgers To Place Clayton Kershaw On Disabled List

    MLB Trade Rumors "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural injection to treat his ailing lower back yesterday and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, manager Dave Roberts told reporters, including Andy McCullough of the L.A. Times (Twitter link). He adds that the team is hopeful that Kershaw..." June 30

  • Cause for concern as Clayton Kershaw flies to L.A. to see back specialist

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers are 14-2 when Clayton Kershaw starts and 28-34 when he doesn't. We already knew he was the best pitcher on Earth, but the Dodgers' performance when he does or doesn't pitch is a nice illustration of his value. Why do we bring this up? Well, you can read a headline so you already..." June 28

  • Staying 'home' was right for Clayton Kershaw; will it be right for Jake Arrieta?

    ESPN "If Chicago Cubs star Jake Arrieta is looking for advice on free agency, he can walk across the diamond this week at Wrigley Field and talk with fellow all-world pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cubs fans would undoubtedly like for Arrieta, a free agent after the 2017 season,..." May 31

  • There's Clayton Kershaw and then there's everyone else

    SB Nation "Jake Arrieta is the reigning Cy Young winner in the National League, and the current ERA leader at 1.13. He's yet to lose a game and he's allowed the fewest hits per nine of any starter in the NL. That's all very impressive, and expected from Arrieta at this point. His season right now pales in..." May 13

  • Clayton Kershaw has been even better than Jake Arrieta during historic streak

    Sporting News "My original intent for this column was to lend context to Jake Arrieta’s recent stretch of dominant performances. If you’ve watched MLB Network or ESPN the past couple days, you’ve probably seen the number that jumps off the television screen. In his past 26 regular-season starts, dating back..." May 05

  • Clayton Kershaw not a big fan of defensive shift

    ESPN "With defensive shifts increasing leaguewide from around 2,400 in 2010 to 18,000 in 2015, pitchers have had to get used to the trend. Clayton Kershaw isn't one of them. "I think just mentally for me I can live with a hard-hit ball getting through a hole as opposed to a soft, cheap ground ball..." March 30

  • Kershaw set for sixth straight Opening Day nod

    MLB.com "Three-time National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw will start Opening Day in San Diego on Monday, April 4, manager Dave Roberts announced on Sunday. Kershaw also will start the first Spring Training game on Thursday against the White Sox. Roberts would not announce the rest of the..." February 28