Clayton Kershaw RUMORS & NEWS

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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

    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

  • Clayton Kershaw: Back pain gone

    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

  • Clayton Kershaw won't start Sunday due to back injury

    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

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    Today, Clayton Kershaw underwent a MRI of his upper back that showed inflammation. He will be held out of his scheduled start on Sunday.

  • Kershaw lands 7-year, $215M record breaking deal

    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

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    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.

  • Kershaw, Dodgers discussing record contract

    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

  • Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young; Clayton Kershaw takes home NL honor

    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

  • Dodgers Clayton Kershaw offered $300M deal

    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

  • Cards rookie Wacha talks no-hit bids, Game 2 vs. Kershaw

    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

  • Zack Greinke to start Game 1 for Dodgers, Kershaw Game 2

    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

  • Dodgers going for the jugular, starting Clayton Kershaw in Game 4

    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

  • Clayton Kershaw leads Dodgers past Braves, 6-1

    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

  • Clayton Kershaw on verge of third straight ERA title at age 25

    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

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    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Greinke will pitch Sunday in SD following Kershaw. Ryu gets extra rest will start Tuesday in SF

  • Kershaw granted extra rest; Fife to start Wednesday

    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

  • Clayton Kershaw named winner of 2013 Branch Rickey Award

    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

  • Wood, Cubs hold on for 3-2 win over Kershaw, Dodgers

    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

  • Dodgers, Kershaw discussed $210 million deal earlier this year

    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

  • Dodgers' NL Cy Young favorite Kershaw too much for Marlins

    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

  • Kershaw, Dodgers beat Phillies, 5-0, for 10th win in a row

    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

  • Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers look unbeatable in 8-2 win over Rays

    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

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw miffed about report on contract talks

    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

  • Sources: Kershaw, Dodgers discuss massive contract

    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

  • SAN DIEGO 6, DODGERS 2: Same story for Clayton Kershaw

    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

  • Kershaw has off night as L.A. swept by Cardinals

    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

  • Clayton Kershaw completely dominates Brewers

    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

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw dominates Nationals in 2-0 victory

    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

  • Hanley Ramirez returns, but Clayton Kershaw takes bereavement leave

    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

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Clayton Kershaw placed on bereavement list; Hanley Ramirez reinstated from the DL.

  • Kershaw rocked, Dodgers lose 4th straight

    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

  • Clayton Kershaw beats SF Giants

    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

  • Clayton Kershaw is the man with the golden arm

    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

  • Clayton Kershaw does it all in Dodgers' Opening Day victory over Giants

    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

  • Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw apparently working on a deal

    Los Angeles Times "Record-breaking major league contracts were the order of the day, but baseball's newest financial power may yet be heard from. People familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity said Friday that the Dodgers were having contract conversations with former National League..." March 30

  • Kemp, Kershaw trying to remain patient

    L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers' Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw haven't played like the stars they are in spring training, but both are wise enough beyond their combined 52 years to not dwell on results in March. Neither player sounded like a man with a monkey off his back Sunday, even if Kershaw didn't allow an..." March 11

  • Clayton Kershaw frets over another poor spring outing

    Los Angeles Times "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had a third consecutive poor outing, which is either something to be concerned about or something to be dismissed. Kershaw was taking the first approach — sort of. "'Concerned' might not be the best word. But it's definitely not confident, I guess you could say,..." March 06

  • Clayton Kershaw, the crown jewel

    True Blue L.A. "Clayton Kershaw comes to camp in 2013 as he has in each of the last four years, as the leader of the pitching staff. Though manager Don Mattingly hasn't officially named Kershaw opening day starter yet, it seemed Tuesday that it was only a formality, as Mattingly simply hadn't talked to Kershaw..." February 13

  • Price tag for Dodgers' Kershaw could top $200 million

    Orange County Register "The Dodgers left a trail of dollar signs all the way to their spring training camp at Camelback Ranch this year. But it doesn't seem likely there will be another big expenditure before Opening Day. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw shook his head in the negative when asked Tuesday if there had been any..." February 13

  • Clayton Kershaw says no talks yet on new deal

    L.A. Daily News "Clayton Kershaw, in the final year of a two-year contract he signed before the 2011 season, said Tuesday he hasn't begun negotiations on an extension. If the Dodgers don't want negotiations to be an issue after the season, they better start talking. "I don't think I'm going to let it go into..." February 13

  • Clayton Kershaw contract: No talks yet, no discussion during season

    True Blue L.A. "On the day the Felix Hernandez finalized his $175 million, seven-year contract with the Mariners, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said neither his representatives nor the team have started contract talks for an extension for the southpaw. Kershaw did say he would prefer to avoid the distraction of..." February 12

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    Dylan Hernandez @

    Kershaw said he and #Dodgers haven't opened talks on new deal.

  • Felix Hernandez contract: Clayton Kershaw just got richer

    True Blue L.A. "Mariners ace Felix Hernandez looks to remain in Seattle for a long time, and his blockbuster seven-year, $175 million contract extension, as reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, has ramifications for a pair of Dodgers, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw. For one, Greinke's status as the..." February 07

  • Clayton Kershaw finishes second in National League Cy Young Award voting

    True Blue L.A. "As expected, Clayton Kershaw did not win the 2012 National League Cy Young Award, but he did finish second to R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets. Kershaw is the first Dodgers pitcher to finish in the top two in Cy Young balloting since Sandy Koufax, who won back-to-back awards in..." November 14

  • Dodgers interested in long-term deal with Clayton Kershaw

    Los Angeles Times "The hip problem Clayton Kershaw experienced late in the season shouldn't affect the Dodgers' interest in signing him to a long-term contract extension, General Manager Ned Colletti said Thursday. "I think that he came out of it pretty well," Colletti said on the last day of baseball's general..." November 10

  • NL Cy Young Award: Clayton Kershaw named finalist

    True Blue L.A. "The Baseball Writers Association of America on Wednesday announced the finalists for their major awards. Clayton Kershaw is one of three finalists for the National League Cy Young Award, along with R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets and Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals. This is the first..." November 07

  • Humbled Kershaw youngest Clemente winner

    MLB.com "Last year, Clayton Kershaw became the youngest National League Cy Young Award winner in more than a quarter-century. The trophy he was just given Sunday at the World Series might even top that. Only 24, the Dodgers' left-hander on Sunday became easily the youngest player to win the..." October 28