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Clayton Kershaw | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 228
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / LA
Contract: view contract details
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Clayton Kershaw allowed one earned run, six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over seven innings in a win at San Francisco on Tuesday.
Kershaw has four quality starts in five outings this season with the only exception coming at Coors Field back on April 8. He has at least six strikeouts in each of his five appearances while lasting at least seven frames in four of his starts. Kershaw continues to produce well for fantasy owners who looked to him in the early rounds. Apr 26 - 2:44 AM

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Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings of two-run ball and struck out 10 in beating the Rockies on Wednesday.

It was an off night for Kershaw; he walked a batter and his ERA jumped from 2.53 to 2.54. It's going to be a long six days waiting to see if he can rebound against the Giants.
Apr 20 - 1:38 AM

Clayton Kershaw pitched 8 1/3 innings and allowed one run in defeating the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Chris Owings broke up Kershaw's shutout bid by doubling in a run with one out in the ninth. Kershaw was at exactly 100 pitches, so he probably could have finished from there. Still, the Dodgers decided not to push him, and they probably wanted to get Pedro Baez, who just came off the DL earlier in the day, into a low-pressure situation right off. Baez went on to get the final two outs in the 7-1 game. Kershaw is 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA.
Apr 15 - 1:27 AM

Clayton Kershaw allowed four runs -- including three home runs -- over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Rockies.

Kershaw was stout through five innings, yielding just a Nolan Arenado solo homer, but MVP candidate Mark Reynolds got to the southpaw for a two-run shot in the sixth before Gerardo Parra followed with a solo homer. He did strike out six without walking a batter, and has a 14/0 K/BB ratio through two starts. Overall, Kershaw is now 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA and 0.77 WHIP. A divisional matchup with the Diamondbacks is on tap for Friday.
Apr 8 - 11:52 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed just one earned run over seven innings Monday in the Dodgers' 14-3 Opening Day rout of the Padres.

San Diego managed a run in the top of the first after Wil Myers reached on a throwing error by Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and later scored on a Yangervis Solarte single, but that one obviously went unearned. The only major blemish for Kershaw was a solo home run by Ryan Schimpf in the top of the seventh. Kershaw gave up just two total hits and struck out eight while moving to 1-0 on the year. He did not issue a walk. Next up for the ace left-hander is a road start against the Rockies.
Apr 3 - 7:27 PM

Clayton Kershaw wasn’t himself Wednesday in the Dodgers’ Cactus League tie with the Mariners, scattering two hits, two runs and two walks over three uncharacteristically shaky innings.

Navigating a tough Mariners lineup, Kershaw struggled through a difficult first inning, walking two batters and giving up a pair of base hits. He was much better after that, only allowing one base runner over his final two frames (it came on an error by Mike Ahmed). Even after Wednesday’s clunker, Kershaw’s spring ERA still sits at a masterful 2.63. Expect the three-time Cy Young winner to go full throttle in his Opening Day start Monday against the Padres.
Mar 29 - 7:34 PM

Clayton Kershaw was uncharacteristically bad in Friday's Cactus League start against the Mariners, surrendering four runs on six hits over his five frames.

The All-Star southpaw did strike out eight on the evening, while walking a pair. All of the trouble came via the long ball, with Tyler O'Neill blasting a solo shot while Leonys Martin and Danny Valencia each tallied solo blasts. Even with the rough outing, Kershaw sports a respectable 3.00 ERA on the spring and remains the top hurler in all of fantasy baseball.
Mar 18 - 1:11 AM

Clayton Kershaw surrendered his first run of the spring Sunday in his Cactus League start against the Royals.

Mike Moustakas got to Kershaw for a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning. The ace left-hander was otherwise sharp, allowing just two total hits while striking out four Kansas City batters. Kershaw should go five innings next time out as he gears up for Opening Day.
Mar 12 - 5:53 PM

Clayton Kershaw delivered three hitless innings Tuesday in his Cactus League start versus the Giants.

The ace left-hander opened the game with a walk of Giants outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, but Hernandez was quickly caught stealing by Yasmani Grandal and Kershaw retired the next two batters with ease. He then worked 1-2-3 frames in the second and third. Kershaw has yet to allow a hit in three appearances (six innings) this spring. He remains the best pitcher in the world.
Mar 7 - 6:24 PM

Clayton Kershaw tossed two scoreless frames without allowing a hit as the Dodgers beat the Indians 4-2 on Thursday.

He whiffed one batter and did not issue any free passes. He has yet to allow a baserunner through his first two outings. The planet's best pitcher missed two months with a back injury last year but seems fine as spring training ramps up. He went 12-4 with an otherworldly 1.69 ERA in 21 starts last year.
Mar 2 - 7:08 PM

Clayton Kershaw struck out one in a scoreless inning during Saturday's Cactus League win over the White Sox.

Kershaw was on point in his spring debut, as he did not walk a batter nor surrender a hit. A back injury cost him over two months during the 2016 campaign, but that has not been causing him any issue in the early going during spring training. A front-line fantasy starter when healthy, Kershaw will be taking the ball on Opening Day against the Padres come April 3.
Feb 25 - 7:19 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Saturday that Clayton Kershaw will start on Opening Day.

This announcement certainly doesn't come as a surprise. The greatest pitcher on the planet will take the hill when the Dodgers open their regular season against the Padres on April 3.
Feb 18 - 12:28 PM

Clayton Kershaw said Wednesday that he has "no worries or concerns" about last year's back injury.

Kershaw missed 10 weeks last season due to a back issue, but he managed to return down the stretch and pitch during the postseason. Getting a full offseason to rest has surely helped. Kershaw said Wednesday that his goal is to "make every start this year," which has to be music to the ears of Dodgers fans and fantasy owners. He'll be the top starting pitcher on the board in drafts this spring.
Feb 15 - 12:48 PM

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Monday that the club is "not anticipating" Clayton Kershaw needing any kind of back surgery this offseason.

Kershaw missed a big chunk of the season with a back issue, but he looked strong after returning down the stretch and came out of his final NLCS outing no worse for the wear. It's always possible that it's something that could crop up again, but at this point it doesn't appear to be anything to worry about heading into the winter.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 05:29:00 PM

Clayton Kershaw scattered seven hits and five runs (four earned) over five lackluster innings Saturday in the Dodgers' loss to the Cubs in Game 6 of the NLCS.

Someday there will be a plaque in Cooperstown with Kershaw’s name on it. But Saturday night at Wrigley Field, he just didn’t have it. The Cubs began the game with back-to-back hits off Kershaw and never really let up. Kershaw yielded home runs to Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo before getting the hook. He wasn’t fooling anyone with his slider and he couldn’t throw his curve ball for strikes. Kershaw looked gassed on Saturday and for good reason. He gave the Dodgers everything he had this postseason, logging 24 1/3 innings after missing most of the second half with a back injury. Kershaw is now 4-7 with a 4.39 ERA over 17 career postseason appearances.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 10:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Andre Ethier
2Andrew Toles
3Franklin Gutierrez
4Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Julio Urias
7Alex Wood
8Scott Kazmir
9Brock Stewart
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Yimi Garcia
9Josh Ravin
10Josh Fields