Clayton Kershaw RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "The Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed on a seven-year, $215 million deal, sources with knowledge of the situation told 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 Kershaw, who..." January 15

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

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