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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 has been diagnosed with mild disc herniation in his lower back.
The Dodgers say he will not require surgery, though the team has yet to announce a timetable for his return. Los Angeles moved quickly to find his replacement, acquiring Bud Norris in a trade with Atlanta on Thursday. With Kershaw out of commission, Jake Arrieta could be in the driver's seat to start the All-Star Game in San Diego in a couple of weeks. Jun 30 - 6:02 PM

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Dodgers placed LHP Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back injury.

There's no timetable for the star left-hander's return to the Dodgers rotation, but he'll be sidelined at least through the All-Star break. He received an epidural injection on Wednesday, and the team will see how he responds before determining the next course of action.
Jun 30 - 5:04 PM

Clayton Kershaw (back) received an epidural Wednesday and will be placed on the disabled list.

Well, that's a bummer. The Dodgers haven't revealed a specific diagnosis for Kershaw yet, and it appears that he's likely to be sidelined longer than the minimum 15 days. We'll just have to see how Kershaw recovers from his lower back injury before a timetable can be established. It's obviously a massive blow to the Dodgers and to fantasy owners even if his absence winds up being relatively brief. The Dodgers have yet to decide who will start in Kershaw's place on Friday.
Jun 30 - 12:24 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that Clayton Kershaw is heading to Los Angeles to visit a back specialist.

Kershaw, who has been battling lower back discomfort for weeks, is hopeful that he'll make his scheduled start against the Rockies on Friday. If he's forced to miss any significant amount of time, it could be devastating to the Dodgers and fantasy owners alike.
Jun 28 - 6:17 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after Monday's game that Clayton Kershaw has been dealing with lower back discomfort for the last few weeks.

That's what carrying the Dodgers' rotation will do to a guy. Kershaw had a rare off-night Sunday against the Pirates on Sunday, allowing four runs over six innings, but the Dodgers maintain that he'll be ready to make his next scheduled start Friday versus the Rockies.
Jun 27 - 4:41 PM

Clayton Kershaw was treated for minor back discomfort after pitching Sunday against the Pirates.

Kershaw endured his worst start of the season on Sunday but manager Dave Roberts insists his ineffectiveness had nothing to do with his ailing back. Roberts added that the injury has been an "off-and-on issue." Kershaw put in his usual post-start workout Monday morning and isn't expected to miss any time. He's in line to pitch Friday against the Rockies.
Jun 27 - 2:11 PM

Clayton Kershaw had a rare off-night on Sunday, surrendering four runs on nine hits over six innings in a losing effort against the Pirates.

The All-Star southpaw struck out four and walked two on the evening. This marked the first time all season that Kershaw has issued more than one walk. All of the damage against him was done with two outs in the second inning, where Adam Frazier delivered an RBI single and David Freese smacked a three-run double. Even with this poor outing, Kershaw still owns a stellar 11-2 record, 1.79 ERA and 0.73 WHIP on the season. He'll take on the Rockies his next time out at home on Friday.
Jun 26 - 10:50 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed one run over seven innings and struck out eight in defeating the Nationals on Monday.

The much-anticipated Kershaw-Stephen Strasburg showdown didn't materialize tonight, and while emergency replacement Yusmeiro Petit did solid work, he couldn't hang with Kershaw in what ended up being a 3-1 game. Kershaw moved to 11-1 with a 1.57 ERA. He went without walking a batter for the eighth time in 15 starts.
Jun 21 - 1:20 AM

Clayton Kershaw dazzled in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks, striking out 11 and allowing two runs over 7 1/3 innings.

Kershaw scattered five hits while walking one. Rickie Weeks smacked a solo home run off the ace in the second inning and Paul Goldschmidt worked an RBI double in the sixth. Otherwise, smooth sailing. For the season, the golden-armed southpaw holds a beautiful 1.58 ERA, 0.66 WHIP and 133/7 K/BB ratio over 108 innings. If the pitching match-up for Monday's game against the Nationals remains as currently scheduled, we could be in for a treat of a pitcher's duel. Kershaw is slated to face Stephen Strasburg in a home start against the Nationals.
Jun 15 - 6:35 PM

Clayton Kershaw picked up his ninth win after limiting the Giants to two runs in eight innings and striking out 13 on Friday.

It was a tie game when Kershaw finished up his outing, but the Dodgers scored a run in the top of the ninth, putting him in line for the win, and Kenley Jansen got the job done from there. Kershaw went without walking a batter in this one, so his K/BB ratio stands at 122/6 in 100 2/3 innings. It's the sixth time already this season that he's had at least 10 strikeouts and no walks, tying a record held by Curt Schilling (2002) and Randy Johnson (2004).
Jun 11 - 1:29 AM

Clayton Kershaw tossed six shutout innings at the Braves in a 4-0 win on Saturday night.

Kershaw allowed three hits and one walk to go with four strikeouts. The win moves him to 8-1 on the season with a stellar 1.46 ERA and microscopic 0.65 WHIP. Kershaw's lone walk was amazingly only his sixth of the season against 109 whiffs.
Jun 5 - 2:28 AM

Clayton Kershaw racked up 10 strikeouts against the Mets on Sunday night but settled for a rare no-decision after allowing two runs on four hits over his 7 2/3 innings.

Kershaw maintained his elite command as he didn't issue a walk in the ballgame. He departed with his club leading 2-1 and in line for his eighth victory, but Adam Liberatore was unable to get strand his inherited runner. Kershaw continues to post other-worldly numbers, compiling a 1.56 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 105/5 K/BB ratio through 86 2/3 innings on the year. Fantasy owners should expect more of the same when he toes the slab against the light-hitting Braves at home on Friday.
May 29 - 11:21 PM

Clayton Kershaw's third shutout of the month was a two-hitter Monday in the Dodgers' 1-0 win over the Reds.

Three shutouts in a year is really impressive these days. Kershaw has that many this month alone. Only two other teams in baseball have as many complete games this year (the Giants and White Sox) as Kershaw has shutouts this month. Overall, Kershaw is 7-1 with a 1.48 ERA, and if anything, that underestimates how well he's pitched.
May 24 - 12:49 AM

Clayton Kershaw recorded his sixth consecutive game with double-digit strikeouts in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Angels.

Kershaw continued to showcase beautiful pinpoint control. This was the fifth time in nine starts in which he did not walk a batter. Those other four starts saw him walking just one in each. On Tuesday, the lone run to score against him came courtesy of an RBI single by Shane Robinson in the second inning. That was one of four hits allowed over his eight innings of work. Kershaw now holds a 1.67 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 88/4 K/BB ratio across 69 innings. The Padres will have the displeasure of hosting him in his next scheduled start.
May 18 - 12:40 AM

Clayton Kershaw was almost perfect in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Mets, striking out 13 and allowing just three hits in a complete game shutout.

Without a doubt, one of the most well-pitched games of the young season. He struck out every batter in the Mets regular lineup except for Juan Lagares and finished the game having thrown just 109 pitches (73 strikes). The ace southpaw has now struck out double-digit batters in each of his last five starts. With a 1.74 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and just-plain-silly 77/4 K/BB ratio over 62 innings, Kershaw is as good as they come. He will try to keep crushing the world when the Angels come to town.
May 13 - 12:31 AM

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C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brock Stewart
9Bud Norris
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Casey Fien
10Adam Liberatore
11Chin-Hui Tsao