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Clayton Kershaw | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Dodgers will make a decision on their next manager by Friday or Saturday.
Darin Erstad recently removed his name from consideration, leaving Dave Roberts, Bud Black and Gabe Kapler as the finalists. The Dodgers are in the process of second-round interviews. Nov 18 - 10:44 AM

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According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, Darin Erstad has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Dodgers managerial opening.

That narrows the search down to just three names: Dave Roberts, Bud Black and Gabe Kapler. While Kapler was the odds-on favorite to win the job initially, Dave Roberts has seemed to gain serious traction in recent days.
Nov 14 - 2:55 PM

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Gabe Kapler, Bud Black, Darin Erstad and Dave Roberts are still in the running for the Dodgers' manager job.

Shaikin says the club will conduct second interviews with three finalists this week. Noticeably absent from the group is Dave Martinez, who many thought would be among the front runners for the job, but it appears he'll remain the Cubs' bench coach.
Nov 13 - 3:54 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Dodgers are planning to interview Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez at the GM Meetings this week as their ninth and final managerial candidate.

The Dodgers will then decide on three finalists before naming their next manager. Martinez followed Joe Maddon to Chicago this season after serving as the Rays bench coach from 2008-2014. Dave Roberts, Gabe Kapler, Kirk Gibson, Bob Geren, Bud Black, and Darin Erstad are among the other candidates under consideration with the Dodgers.
Nov 10 - 10:46 AM

Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that Mets bench coach Bob Geren has interviewed for the Dodgers managerial opening.

There had been rumblings that Geren would get an interview, it's now official that he has talked to the Dodgers brass about the position. Gabe Kapler, Kirk Gibson, Dave Martinez, Bud Black, Darin Erstad and a host of other names have been mentioned as possibilities to replace Don Mattingly at the helm.
Nov 8 - 5:39 PM

Gordon Wittenmeyer of The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez will interview for the Dodgers managerial opening next week.

Martinez joins a lengthy list of candidates vying for the position. He has a good working relationship with Dodgers president Andrew Friedman, as he spent seven seasons as a coach for Joe Maddon while the two were in Tampa Bay. Kirk Gibson, Bud Black, Darin Erstad and Bob Geren have all interviewed for the position already.
Nov 6 - 9:04 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers have re-signed pitching coach Rick Honeycutt to a two-year contract.

Former Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wanted to bring Honeycutt with him to Miami, but the pitching coach's desire was always to remain in L.A. Heyman says Honeycutt will receive about $750,000 per season, which is among the highest salaries in the game for pitching coaches.
Nov 6 - 12:47 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers have interviewed Kirk Gibson for their managerial vacancy.

This confirms a report from Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM. A former postseason hero with the Dodgers, Gibson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease earlier this year, but that doesn't rule him out as a candidate. He previously managed the Diamondbacks from 2010-2014. The Dodgers are conducting a wide-ranging search to replace Don Mattingly, with Dave Roberts and Gabe Kapler among the favorites.
Nov 4 - 1:48 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers will interview Mets bench coach Bob Geren for their managerial vacancy.

Geren has been the bench coach for the Mets for the past four seasons, but he previously managed the Athletics from 2007 through June of 2011. He joins a long list of candidates with the Dodgers. Dave Roberts and Gabe Kapler appear to be the front-runners for the job at the moment, but the process is ongoing.
Nov 4 - 11:01 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers will interview Bud Black for their managerial opening.

Black was in line to get the Nationals' gig, but the two sides couldn't come together on a contract and they wound up going with Dusty Baker. Rosenthal says that the Dodgers are about halfway through the interview process and there could be as many as 10 candidates. Director of player development Gabe Kapler is viewed as the favorite at this point to get the job.
Nov 3 - 6:29 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that Rick Honeycutt is expected to remain the Dodgers' pitching coach for the next two seasons before transitioning to a role as a special assistant to the general manager.

That means whoever winds up as the manager next season, with Gabe Kapler the most likely candidate, will retain Honeycutt in his familiar role. He has been with the club for the past decade, through the tenures of Grady Little, Joe Torre and Don Mattingly.
Oct 31 - 3:20 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers plan to interview Darin Erstad for their managerial opening.

A 14-year-old major league veteran, Erstad has been the head coach at the University of Nebraska for the last four seasons. Dodgers director of player development Gabe Kapler is viewed as the heavy favorite to become the Dodgers' new skipper.
Oct 30 - 4:02 PM

Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports it "sounds like" the Dodgers aren't planning to use Clayton Kershaw in relief in Game 5 of the NLDS.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has been coy about Kershaw's availability, but the ace would be pitching just two days after starting Game 4 against the Mets in New York. Holding him back would allow him to start sooner in a potential NLCS matchup with the Cubs, but the obvious downside is the team not being around to throw him in that hypothetical series. Kershaw went seven strong innings on three days' rest on Tuesday.
Oct 15 - 6:17 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly declined to say whether Clayton Kershaw will be available in relief for Game 5 of the NLDS against the Mets.

Mattingly slyly said "he's here," but he also noted that he's concerned about Kershaw's health since he's two days removed from a start on three days' rest. If it comes down to it, we'd bank on him being available in relief of Zack Greinke, though likely not for more than one inning.
Oct 15 - 4:14 PM

Clayton Kershaw was brilliant on short rest Tuesday, allowing three hits over seven frames of one-run ball in a 3-1 NLDS Game 4 victory over the Mets.

Kershaw certainly offered no hint that he was pitching on three days' rest, as he mowed the Mets down all night long other than when Daniel Murphy got to him with a solo homer in the fourth inning. The three-time Cy Young winner struck out eight batters on the night and issued just one walk. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly pulled Kershaw after 94 pitches and Chris Hatcher and Kenley Jansen then finished things off. The series is headed back to Los Angeles for a decisive Game 5, with Jacob deGrom squaring off against Zack Greinke.
Oct 13 - 11:27 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Jose Peraza
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
2Jimmy Rollins
3Ronald Torreyes
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Brandon McCarthy
6Mike Bolsinger
7Joe Wieland
8Jharel Cotton
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Juan Nicasio
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Yimi Garcia
8Adam Liberatore
9Lisalverto Bonilla
10Carlos Frias
11Ian Thomas
12Josh Ravin