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Clayton Kershaw | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / LA
Contract: view contract details
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Clayton Kershaw shut down the Rockies for seven scoreless innings on three hits as the Dodgers won 14-1 on Saturday.
He struck out six and didn't walk anybody. It was another vintage Kershaw outing. He improved his record to 12-3 with a remarkable 1.65 ERA. He has punched out 168 batters and walked only 10 in 142 innings. He missed a couple months to a back injury but has returned with a vengeance. With the Dodgers likely to clinch a division title before his next turn, it remains to be seen if Kershaw will get another start in the regular season. Sep 25 - 1:02 AM

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Clayton Kershaw allowed just an unearned run and three hits over six innings Monday against the Giants.

The run scored after an infield single, a steal with a throwing error that allowed the runner to go to third and then a wild pitch. Kershaw, though, was Kershaw; he struck out seven and walked one in the 88-pitch outing. He should be ready to throw 100 pitches next time out.
Sep 20 - 1:39 AM

Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times says Clayton Kershaw will be on a pitch count of 90-100 on Monday night against the Giants.

That's a nice increase for Kershaw, who threw 64 pitches over five scoreless innings in his second start off the disabled list last Wednesday versus the Yankees. The ace left-hander is an obvious must-play the rest of the way after missing more than 10 weeks with a herniated disc in his back. He owns a dominant 1.81 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 155/9 K/BB ratio in 129 total innings this season.
Sep 19 - 12:55 PM

Clayton Kershaw looked to be rounding into form in Wednesday's no-decision against the Yankees, tossing five scoreless innings and allowing just one hit.

Kershaw finished out his five innings having thrown just 64 pitches (42 strikes). Blame it on the rain. The game saw delays of about 25 and 45 minutes. The ace southpaw trotted back to the mound after both of those, but allowed two baserunners in the fifth following the longer delay. Manager Dave Roberts opted not to push his luck. Kershaw struck out five without walking a batter on the rainy afternoon. This was his second start since being activated from the disabled list. A herniated disc robbed over two months of the season from the All-Star. Expect the Dodgers to stretch him out over the remainder of the month as they ready for their postseason run. Kershaw has pitched to a 1.81 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 155/9 K/BB ratio over 129 innings. A home start against the Giants shows next on his schedule as he tries to knock off the rust.
Sep 14 - 8:16 PM

Clayton Kershaw's first start off the disabled list lasted only three innings, in which he gave up two earned runs and took a loss against the Marlins on Friday.

It was short and not very sweet but his owners have to be thrilled nonetheless. Most importantly he left the game healthy. The best pitcher in baseball missed two-and-a-half months and many thought he wouldn't pitch again this season. Just the fact he was on the mound tonight is great news for fantasy baseball teams lucky enough to have him. He struck out five batters without a walk before being removed after 66 pitches. He will likely have a longer leash in his next start. His 1.89 ERA climbed a bit tonight but remains amazingly good after 124 innings. He will take an 11-3 record up against the Yankees in New York on Wednesday.
Sep 9 - 11:05 PM

Dodgers activated LHP Clayton Kershaw from the 60-day disabled list.

Kershaw will rejoin the Dodgers' rotation on Friday in Miami, squaring off against Jose Fernandez. The left-hander threw just 34 pitches in his lone rehab start, but he was sharp in yielding just one hit with five strikeouts over three scoreless innings. He won't be able to go long against the Marlins but should be activated by fantasy owners nonetheless. Kershaw has been out since late June with a herniated disc in his back.
Sep 9 - 3:13 PM

Clayton Kershaw (back) will rejoin the Dodgers' rotation on Friday in Miami.

It had been the speculation and manager Dave Roberts confirmed it prior to Sunday's game. Kershaw allowed just one hit and struck out five over three scoreless innings for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, throwing 34 pitches in the outing. He'll be relatively limited from a pitch count perspective against the Marlins but should be able to get through five innings. Kershaw should be activated by fantasy owners for the upcoming week even for an abbreviated outing. He's been out since late June with a herniated disc in his back.
Sep 4 - 2:04 PM

Clayton Kershaw (back) could rejoin the Dodgers' rotation on Friday in Miami.

Kershaw allowed just one hit and struck out five over three scoreless innings for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, throwing 34 pitches. The left-hander said that the club is "still ironing some stuff out," but as long as he recovers well from the rehab start he should take the mound Friday in Miami. Obviously Kershaw will be relatively limited from a pitch count perspective, but the Dodgers can more easily handle that with expanded rosters. Kershaw has been out since late June with a herniated disc in his back.
Sep 4 - 8:31 AM

Clayton Kershaw (back) will make his first minor league rehab start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

He's expected to work three innings in the outing before he's relieved by Brett Anderson. If all goes well, it sounds as though he could be cleared to rejoin the Dodgers starting rotation next weekend.
Sep 2 - 7:23 PM

Clayton Kershaw (back) is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga this weekend.

The star left-hander has been sidelined since June 26 due to a herniated disc in his back, but is finally making tangible strides toward a return to the Dodgers rotation. He may only need one rehab start before he's deemed ready to return. Before landing on the shelf, Kershaw sported an outstanding 1.79 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 145/9 K/BB ratio over 121 innings.
Sep 1 - 11:02 PM

Clayton Kershaw (back) threw a two-inning simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the ace left-hander "came out of it well," but that Kershaw only worked two innings signals that he will probably have to make a minor league rehab start somewhere before returning to the Los Angeles rotation. Kershaw has been out since June 26 because of a herniated disc in his back. There should be something more official on his timetable Wednesday.
Aug 30 - 7:11 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated Monday that it's possible Clayton Kershaw (back) could be activated depending on how he feels in his simulated game on Tuesday.

Kershaw hasn't pitched in game since June 26, but he made it through a 60-pitch bullpen session on Friday and is slated to face hitters on Tuesday. It would be aggressive to bring him back after that, but the minor league season is coming to a close. It would be a huge boost to Dodgers fans and fantasy owners if he can come back and be even 80 percent of his usual self. Stay tuned.
Aug 29 - 7:39 PM

Clayton Kershaw (back) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

It'll be the first time he has faced live hitters since being shut down with the back ailment. If all goes well, he could then be cleared for a minor league rehab start.
Aug 27 - 2:28 PM

Clayton Kershaw (back) made it through Friday's bullpen session without any issues and will progress to facing live hitters next week.

It's another positive step toward a return to the Dodgers rotation this season for the star southpaw. If all goes well with his next session, he could be cleared for a minor league rehab start. Barring any setbacks, a return in early September doesn't look so outrageous any longer.
Aug 26 - 7:35 PM

Clayton Kershaw (back) is expected to throw a 60-pitch bullpen session Thursday or Friday.

Kershaw made it through a 50-pitch bullpen session Tuesday in Los Angeles without experiencing any sort of abnormal discomfort in his back. He'll take the next few days off before trying a more intensive workout. Kershaw said Tuesday that he expects to rejoin the Dodgers after just one minor league rehab start, but it's not exactly clear when that start will happen. He's been on the disabled list since late June because of a herniated disc in his lower back.
Aug 23 - 7:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Carlos Ruiz
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Chase Utley
2Howie Kendrick
3Charlie Culberson
4Micah Johnson
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Josh Reddick
2Yasiel Puig
3Andrew Toles
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Kenta Maeda
3Rich Hill
4Scott Kazmir
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Jose De Leon
9Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Joe Blanton
5Yimi Garcia
6Jesse Chavez
7Louis Coleman
8Adam Liberatore
9Grant Dayton
10Alex Wood
11Josh Ravin
12Josh Fields
13Brock Stewart
14Luis Avilan