Clayton Kershaw will start Thursday on regular rest, Zack Greinke pushed to Saturday, Mattingly says.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
#Dodgers make it official -- Clayton Kershaw will make another rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Chattanooga. Look for 70-80 pitches.
#Dodgers Clayton Kershaw will make another rehab start. Probably Wed. In Double-A. And he's not happy about it.
#Dodgers Clayton Kershaw will start rehab assignment Friday with Rancho Cucamonga. Will throw 50-55 pitches. Will make more than one start
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
Kershaw threw 35 pitches, including breaking balls, and finished up with a couple lively fastballs.
Mattingly: Kershaw has not resumed throwing since he reported discomfort Saturday. Maybe tomorrrow.
#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.
CBSSports.com "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
ESPN.com "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
CBSSports.com "Dodgers ace and reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw was scheduled to make his second start of the season -- when most teams hadn't even played a single game -- Sunday night against the Padres. Instead, he'll miss that start due to an inflamed muscle in his back, the Dodgers have told..." March 27
Today, Clayton Kershaw underwent a MRI of his upper back that showed inflammation. He will be held out of his scheduled start on Sunday.
ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed on a seven-year, $215 million deal, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com. Kershaw has an out clause after five years. It is the richest deal in Major League Baseball history for a pitcher, eclipsing the seven-year, $180..." January 16
Kershaw's deal a record for average annual value, and the fact that he can become a free agent at 30 again, through an out, is remarkable.
SB Nation "Agreeing to a deal that is reportedly being discussed would make the Dodgers ace the highest paid pitcher in baseball history. Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers are working on what could be a record contract extension for the ace left-handed pitcher, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Kershaw, who..." January 15
SI.com "The Tigers’ Max Scherzer easily won his first American League Cy Young Award, while the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw cruised to his second NL Cy Young in three years in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting, the results of which were announced on Wednesday night. Scherzer, the AL..." November 14
ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Dodgers offered what was essentially a lifetime contract to pitcher Clayton Kershaw earlier this season for a deal in the range of $300 million -- "an A-Rod deal" according to one source with knowledge of the scope and structure. Alex Rodriguez could make $305 million if he..." October 19
CBSSports.com "There's a question that some Cardinals pitchers have been asking the last few days a question inspired by rookie Michael Wacha a question that only Wacha is really qualified to answer. It's a question raised the other day by injured Cardinals closer Jason Motte in an interview with ESPN.com's..." October 10
ESPN Los Angeles "After pitching on three days' rest for the first time in his career Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will be getting a bit more rest before his next start. Zack Greinke is expected to start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Friday with Kershaw set to go on regular rest in Game..." October 10
CBSSports.com "The Dodgers are not messing around. With a two games-to-one lead in the NLDS the team announced Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4 on Monday night. He will be pitching on three days' rest for the first time in his career. Kershaw 25 held the Braves to one run on three hits while striking out 12..." October 07
Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers looked like that team from midsummer that stormed to the top of the division while Clayton Kershaw looked a lot like the pitcher they’ve seen all season. It all proved too much for the Atlanta Braves who saw the Dodgers jump out to a 6-1 victory in the opener of their National..." October 04
CBSSports.com "With six shutout innings in his final regular season start on Friday Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw lowered his MLB-leading ERA to 1.83. I guess it's still mathematically possible for someone to beat him out for the ERA crown but in reality it'll never happen. This race is over. With that..." September 28
Greinke will pitch Sunday in SD following Kershaw. Ryu gets extra rest will start Tuesday in SF
MLB.com "The Dodgers will give ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw three extra days of rest and start rookie Stephen Fife on Wednesday night against the D-backs. Kershaw will instead start Saturday in San Diego. The club believes Kershaw who already has thrown a Major League-high 223 innings needs the extra..." September 17
CBSSports.com "Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has been named the winner of the 2013 Branch Rickey Award Major League Baseball announced. The award recognizes those who contribute to their community and are strong role models. "Branch Rickey is a pretty influential person especially to this franchise. So..." September 05
Chicago Tribune "Manager Dale Sveum didn't waste words when asked about the Chicago Cubs' plan of attack against Los Angeles Dodgers formidable left-hander Clayton Kershaw. “You got to be aggressive" Sveum said. "He’s going to be aggressive to you. You got to be aggressive to him. He doesn’t walk people. He..." August 28
Fox Sports "Clayton Kershaw $200 million man? The idea nearly became reality earlier this season when Kershaw was close to signing a record-setting seven-year extension in the $210 million range according to major league sources. The Dodgers backed off though and the two sides have not negotiated in..." August 24
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Losing five of the first seven on this 10-game homestand has left the Marlins in a precarious spot. Keeping in mind nobody figured they would factor into the National League East race this season it's conceivable the Marlins before month's end will be altogether eliminated. Thursday's 6-0 loss..." August 22
Los Angeles Times "On and on they go and where they stop nobody … wait this has to stop? Inevitably though not on Saturday night in Philadelphia not with Clayton Kershaw again looking like baseball’s best pitcher. This is no “Amateur Hour” the Dodgers have going but a run of historic proportions made a tad..." August 18
Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers had just toyed with the Tampa Bay Rays in front of a sellout crowd and a national television audience. The Dodgers rarely lose anymore and so a television reporter asked Adrian Gonzalez if they felt unbeatable. "Definitely not unbeatable" he said. Not really a preferred sound..." August 12
Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw soon could become the richest pitcher in baseball history. But Kershaw was upset that he had to talk Sunday about his ongoing negotiations with the Dodgers, whom he blamed for leaking information to Fox Sports. The previous night, Fox Sports reported that Kershaw and the..." June 17
Fox Sports "First, Felix Hernandez. Then Justin Verlander. And soon, Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers have made progress on a seven-year extension for Kershaw, and the dollar amount will be above the $180 million the Tigers awarded Verlander, according to major-league sources. Kershaw, 25, would warrant a..." June 16
L.A. Daily News "It's a given that Clayton Kershaw won't get much run support each time he pitches. Entering Wednesday's game against the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers scored an average of 2.62 runs per game with their ace on the mound, fewer than all but three major-league starters. Forget about runs. Kershaw..." June 06
L.A. Daily News "Sunday was a strange day at Dodger Stadium. Clayton Kershaw got plenty of run support and lost. The St. Louis Cardinals issued two intentional walks with the score close late in the game and got away with it. Matt Kemp pinch hit in the eighth inning and the at-bat was entirely..." May 27
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Clayton Kershaw completely shut down the Milwaukee Brewers for the second time this season Monday night. That was predictable. Yovani Gallardo threw a whole lot of pitches for six innings. Again, totally expected. Essentially, so was the 3-1 victory by the Los Angeles Dodgers to begin..." May 21
Los Angeles Times "Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly was talking Tuesday afternoon about the importance of Zack Greinke's return to the rotation when he hit upon an unfortunate comparison. "Getting him back," he said "kind of gives you another Kershaw." Consider that wishful thinking. Because a couple of hours..." May 15
L.A. Daily News "Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez made the most of his worst-case scenario, coming back from a gut-wrenching injury weeks ahead of schedule, at the same time Clayton Kershaw needed some time away from the ballpark. Ramirez was activated from the disabled list Monday, five weeks and three days..." April 30
Clayton Kershaw placed on bereavement list; Hanley Ramirez reinstated from the DL.
Fox Sports West "Sometimes life throws you curveballs. For Clayton Kershaw, that’s been his claim to fame since making his debut with the Dodgers in 2008. His curveball has been lethal, and some would even call it the best in the game. Kershaw had been traditionally good against the Padres. He’d won his last..." April 18
San Francisco Chronicle "With more than seven years of perspective as a major-leaguer and two World Series titles, Matt Cain could step back from the frustration and nothingness of the Giants' 4-0 loss to the Dodgers and reflect on his first Opening Day start. "It was great to have," Cain said. "I've seen some guys do..." April 02
L.A. Daily News "Pay the man already. Funny how only a year ago there was apprehension the Dodgers might not do right by Clayton Kershaw, or worse, might not have the financial means to take care of their Cy Young Award- winning left-hander. But when former owner Frank McCourt was shown the door by Major..." April 02
L.A. Daily News "What was Clayton Kershaw to do Monday with Dodger great Sandy Koufax in attendance on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium? How about throw one of the games of his life in complete-game 4-0 win over the San Francisco Giants? And hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to break open a scoreless..." April 01