Clayton Kershaw RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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

  • Clayton Kershaw plays catch in Cuba as onlookers weep

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball has sent an official goodwill delegation of ballplayers to Cuba for the first time since 1999, and their presence already is affecting, at least in a small way, the people of the host country. Even a simple game of catch in public involving Clayton Kershaw prompted some..." December 18

  • Unreal deGrom outduels Kershaw in Mets’ Game 1 statement

    New York Post "These were “dodgers” — lower-case “d” in honor of their master Friday night. Jacob deGrom was better than Clayton Kershaw and maybe better than any pitcher in Mets history in a postseason game. The Dodgers couldn’t touch the 27-year-old righty, allowing the Mets to embrace the fact they didn’t..." October 10

  • How the Mets plan to attack Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke

    New York Post "The Mets might want to heed the advice of their sage third-base coach when considering how they can beat Dodgers aces Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the NLDS. “It’s one hit — a Mike Scioscia hit,” Tim Teufel said. It was Scioscia’s home run against Dwight Gooden in the 1988 NLCS that..." October 08

  • Dodgers choose Kershaw over Greinke for Game 1 starter vs. Mets

    CBS Sports "We knew the first two pitchers in the Dodgers' playoff rotation would be Cy Young contenders Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw. As it turns out, though Greinke probably has a leg up in the Cy Young vote, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has elected to go with Kershaw as the Game 1 starter in the NLDS..." October 06

  • Clayton Kershaw first pitcher since 2002 with 300 strikeouts

    CBS Sports "Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw went past 300 strikeouts on Sunday, meaning he's the 34th man in baseball history (strikeouts first were recorded in 1901) to reach the plateau and the first since 2002, when Arizona teammates Curt Schilling (316) and Randy Johnson (334) both did so. " October 04

  • Kershaw gives Mattingly earful after getting pulled in 5th

    The Score "Clayton Kershaw is vying for his third consecutive National League Cy Young Award, so it's not surprising he was fuming after getting pulled in the fifth inning of Thursday's contest with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly elected to pinch hit for Kershaw, who..." September 24

  • Should Clayton Kershaw be judged by postseason record?

    Baseball Essential "Clayton Kershaw had a rough outing last night. He allowed three earned runs in seven innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Terrible. Kershaw’s start was so terrible that it pushed the ERA of the two-time reigning National League Cy Young over his past 14 starts from 0.98 to 1.17. Since the end..." September 21

  • Clayton Kershaw says Dodgers need to panic after fifth straight loss

    Los Angeles Times "At the various low points of the Dodgers' season, the team's veteran players have often called for patience. Clayton Kershaw wanted to see something else Sunday. With the Dodgers swept by the Houston Astros in a three-game series and extending their losing streak to a season-long five games,..." August 25

  • Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout make MLB history in Saturday's matchup

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Angels outfielder Mike Trout are already making a lot of history individually, but today they did so together. With the Angels and Dodgers squaring off in an interleague series this weekend, Kershaw is pitching against Trout this afternoon. This marks the..." August 02

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    Zack Greinke will start tonight's game. Clayton Kershaw, who was scheduled to pitch tonight, will start tomorrow's game.

  • Clayton Kershaw dealing with sore hip/glute, report says

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers are mulling whether to scratch left-hander Clayton Kershaw from his start Wednesday night, Fox Sports reported Wednesday. According to the report, which cited sources, Kershaw has been dealing with a sore hip/glute. Kershaw is scheduled to face the Oakland Athletics..." July 29

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Do not know why Kershaw is being scratched. Safe to assume that he is not getting traded.

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw added to National League All-Star roster

    Los Angeles Times "What, you thought they were really going to have an All-Star game without Clayton Kershaw? Not likely. The reigning MVP had to wait longer than most, but he was officially added to the NL squad Sunday morning to replace Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who started Sunday. When Kershaw..." July 13

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    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Clayton Kershaw named to All-Star team, replacing Max Scherzer on NL roster

  • Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw still has shot at All-Star roster

    Orange County Register "When the results of the Final Vote were announced Friday, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw joked about finally being able to make plans for the All-Star break and buy some plane tickets. Not so fast. The door to the All-Star Game has not closed on Kershaw yet. The Washington Nationals announced..." July 12

  • Clayton Kershaw is getting a root canal Monday

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had to get some dental work done in late March after taking a soft line drive off his jaw during a Cactus League start against the Athletics. Kershaw did not have to miss a turn in the Dodgers’ spring training rotation and he won’t miss a regular-season outing either,..." April 09

  • Clayton Kershaw takes line drive to face, stays in game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers received quite a scare on Friday afternoon when their ace, $215 million man Clayton Kershaw, took a soft liner to the face. Kershaw was pitching in a Cactus League game against the Oakland A’s when infielder Andy Parrino hit a line drive straight back to the mound...." March 21

  • Dodgers won't use Ellis as Kershaw's personal catcher "Don Mattingly and Andrew Friedman agree that A.J. Ellis won't be the personal catcher for Clayton Kershaw. Mattingly said he doesn't want to be boxed in by that limitation as manager and Friedman, president of baseball operations, concurred, adding that Ellis and new catcher Yasmani Grandal..." February 20

  • Clayton Kershaw named 2014 NL MVP

    CBS Sports "One day after winning the NL Cy Young Award, Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has been named the 2014 NL Most Valuable Player, the BBWAA announced. He received 18 of 30 first place votes. Kershaw is the first pitcher to be named MVP since Justin Verlander (2011) and the first NL pitcher to..." November 14

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    Big League Stew @bigleaguestew

    #Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw is the unanimous choice for the NL Cy Young award. Johnny Cueto second. Adam Wainwright third.

  • Clayton Kershaw wins third NL Cy Young Award in last four years

    CBS Sports "As expected, Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was named the 2014 NL Cy Young Award winner, the BBWAA announced. He received all 30 first place votes. This is Kershaw's second straight Cy Young and third in the last four years. He won the award in 2011 and 2013 but finished second in the..." November 12

  • Clayton Kershaw first to win three MLB Players Choice Awards in single year "Citizen Kershaw has been honored thrice over by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Here’s how the press release sums it up … Clayton Kershaw on Monday became the first player to ever win three Players Choice Awards in a single year as he was recognized by his fellow players as..." November 04

  • Clayton Kershaw edges Mike Trout for Sporting News Player of the Year

    Sporting News "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is the Sporting News MLB Player of the Year for 2014, as selected by a panel of 244 major league players. Kershaw beat Angels superstar Mike Trout by just three votes. Kershaw follows a rich tradition of Dodgers to win the award since its inception in 1936, with..." October 24

  • Clayton Kershaw deserves better, gets nothing

    SB Nation "Clayton Kershaw was called on to pitch on three days' rest for a few reasons. A tired Kershaw is better than a rested Dan Haren, for one. Kershaw wanted the ball, for two. The Dodgers were facing elimination and wanted to use the most valuable player in baseball, for three. Considering how Kershaw..." October 08

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Kershaw starts Game 4.

  • Looks like Kershaw would pitch on short rest

    ESPN Los Angeles "It appears quite likely that the Los Angeles Dodgers would bring Clayton Kershaw back on three days’ rest if their National League Division Series with the St. Louis Cardinals lasts four games. For one thing, there’s a precedent. Kershaw did just that with the Dodgers leading 2-1 over the..." September 30

  • Clayton Kershaw gets tossed from game he's not even playing in

    Fox Sports "As the MLB season winds down, one of the hottest debates in these final weeks is whether Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw should win National League MVP. His numbers certainly seem to deserve merit, and most view him as a runway for the Cy Young Award. But to some, for someone who plays only once..." September 09

  • Clayton Kershaw’s Cy Young odds have been taken off the board

    Hardball Talk "Periodically the gambling/oddsmaking website Bovada sends out the odds for various baseball things. Playoff and World Series chances. Awards odds. Things like that. Today they sent one with World Series odds and postseason awards odds. The odds to win the World Series break down like you’d..." September 02

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    Clayton Kershaw will start Thursday on regular rest, Zack Greinke pushed to Saturday, Mattingly says.

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw throws his first no-hitter

    Los Angeles Times "On the scoreboard in right field, it was 10:08 p.m. in the City of the Angels. And a crowd of 46,069 had just sat in to see the best pitcher in baseball throw the first no-hitter of his career. Clayton Kershaw, who reminds us of Sandy Koufax with every flash of greatness, did it with a flurry...." June 19

  • Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers best Colorado in rain-shortened game

    L.A. Daily News "Clayton Kershaw conquered Coors Field and the weather in one afternoon. Kershaw overcame his past struggles in Denver, striking out nine and going the distance as the Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 Sunday in a game cut short by rain in the sixth inning. Hanley Ramirez homered as L.A...." June 09

  • Dodgers may have issues, but Clayton Kershaw isn't one of them

    Fox Sports "Take a quick glance and you might not be particularly encouraged by what Clayton Kershaw has done since returning from the disabled list. There's nothing wrong with a 3.32 ERA, but Kershaw hasn't finished with an ERA that high since he was a rookie. You'd be tempted to think Kershaw's..." June 06

  • Los Angeles Dodgers give Clayton Kershaw the support he needs in 5-2 win

    L.A. Daily News "Monday night, Clayton Kershaw was asked to reflect on an inning in which everything went right. Ten Dodgers came to the plate in the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox, starting with a Kershaw single and ending with a Kershaw groundout. Five runs scored, and all were unearned because..." June 03

  • Clayton Kershaw's return to Dodgers is a winner

    Los Angeles Times "Even when he was healthy, Clayton Kershaw would busy himself between starts by standing in a clubhouse hallway, loudly bouncing a baseball off a wall. But during his recent six-week stint on the disabled list, Kershaw often moved his game of handball to the wall outside Don Mattingly's office...." May 07

  • Clayton Kershaw is back tonight

    Hardball Talk "After missing all of the 2014 season to date except that early start in Australia has been tough on Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, but he’ll make his return tonight against the Washington Nationals. Kershaw struck out nine batters over five innings in a minor-league rehab start last last..." May 06

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    Alanna Rizzo @alannarizzo

    Clayton Kershaw will join team in Miami and throw a bullpen there. If all goes well, he's likely pitching for @Dodgers on Monday in DC.

  • Clayton Kershaw strikes out nine in final rehab start

    Hardball Talk "Clayton Kershaw should be activated next week. The Dodgers’ ace left-hander made his second (and likely final) minor league rehab start on Wednesday evening for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, yielding two runs but fanning nine batters over five solid innings against the Southern League..." May 01

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    #Dodgers make it official -- Clayton Kershaw will make another rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Chattanooga. Look for 70-80 pitches.

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    #Dodgers Clayton Kershaw will make another rehab start. Probably Wed. In Double-A. And he's not happy about it.

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    #Dodgers Clayton Kershaw will start rehab assignment Friday with Rancho Cucamonga. Will throw 50-55 pitches. Will make more than one start

  • Clayton Kershaw on track to begin a rehab assignment Friday

    Hardball Talk "2013 National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw threw 51 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday at Dodger Stadium as he continues to make his way back from a strain of the teres major muscle in his upper back. And he’s nearly ready to make his return to game action. According to Ken..." April 21

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Kershaw threw 35 pitches, including breaking balls, and finished up with a couple lively fastballs.

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Mattingly: Kershaw has not resumed throwing since he reported discomfort Saturday. Maybe tomorrrow.

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    #Dodgers will let Kershaw rehab for another 2-3 weeks before they let him try to throw hard again. Hard to see him back before mid-May.

  • Dodgers place Clayton Kershaw on disabled list

    CBS Sports "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after he felt some discomfort in his back while throwing Saturday afternoon. The move is retroactive to March 23 and Kershaw will be eligible to return April 7. Kershaw was completely healthy heading into the Dodgers..." March 30

  • Clayton Kershaw: Back pain gone

    ESPN "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, ruled out to pitch Sunday's domestic opener for Los Angeles against the San Diego Padres, played catch Friday and told manager Don Mattingly he no longer feels pain in his upper back. Kershaw's improvement puts the left-hander on track to pitch next Friday at..." March 30