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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 turned in a mixed-bag start in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Marlins, striking out 10 but allowing five runs to score in the sixth inning.
Kershaw was dynamite through the first five innings, but everything fell apart in the sixth. With one out, Miguel Rojas hit a shallow pinch-hit double to left, which was followed by an infield single off the bat of Dee Gordon. Martin Prado and Christian Yelich would then hit back-to-back RBI singles. At which point, Giancarlo Stanton stepped up and whacked a three-run home run to put the exclamation point on the frame. Sometimes, you just get burned by Giancarlo Stanton. It happens. Kershaw will carry a 2.43 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 40/3 K/BB ratio (over 37 innings) into a home start against the Padres next time out. Apr 27 - 1:33 AM

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Clayton Kershaw held the Braves to one run in eight innings and struck out 10 in a no-decision Thursday.

Kershaw allowed 10 hits for just the fourth time in his career, but he spread them out well. It also helped that only two went for extra bases, and they were both doubles. He had given up 15 earned runs in 14 1/3 innings in his previous three starts with double-digit hits allowed.
Apr 21 - 4:09 PM

Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- in a win over the Giants.

Thanks to Enrique Hernandez, Kershaw got the better of Madison Bumgarner tonight. Unlike in 2015, he's starting pretty quickly this year, going 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA through three starts.
Apr 16 - 2:44 AM

Clayton Kershaw allowed two earned runs over eight innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Giants.

Los Angeles wound up winning the game in 10 innings after mounting a comeback in the top of the ninth. Kershaw gave up two home runs -- one to Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in the bottom of the second inning and another to Giants backup infielder Ehire Adrianza in the bottom of the fifth. It was the second career homer for Bumgarner against Kershaw, and for Adrianza it was his first homer since he went deep off Andy Pettitte in 2013. Kershaw was otherwise sharp, yielding only four total hits and one walk while whiffing five. He gets a rematch with the Giants next week, this time at Dodger Stadium.
Apr 9 - 8:12 PM

Clayton Kershaw yielded just one single and one walk over seven shutout frames in Monday's 15-0 blowout victory over the Padres.

Kershaw struck out nine batters on the night, experiencing little resistance from an overmatched Padres lineup. He surely could have gone the distance in this one, but with the Dodgers having a huge lead they made the wise move to conserve the ace's innings. Kershaw will go up against the Giants in San Francisco over the weekend.
Apr 4 - 11:01 PM

Making his final tune-up start of the spring against the Indians on Wednesday, Clayton Kershaw threw three innings of scoreless ball.

That sounds about right. Kershaw surrendered two hits while striking out four and walking two on the afternoon. And now, onward to the regular season. Spring starts are meaningless for most players, but especially Kershaw, who has established himself as a premier starting pitcher for fantasy purposes in both NL-only and mixed leagues. He struck out a career-high 301 batters in 232 2/3 innings last season.
Mar 30 - 7:04 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs over five innings against the White Sox on Saturday.

Kershaw gave up six hits while striking out four and not walking a batter. Of course, none of it really matters, as we know Kershaw will simply flip a switch and be dominant when the regular season starts. He's tuning up just fine this spring, sporting a 1.80 ERA after Saturday's start.
Mar 19 - 6:50 PM

Clayton Kershaw fired five shutout innings Sunday in the Dodgers' 6-4 Cactus League win over the Rockies.

Same old brand of dominance. Kershaw yielded only two singles and a walk while striking out three Colorado batters. The ace left-hander has a 0.90 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 10 innings this spring.
Mar 13 - 7:42 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed one run in three innings Tuesday in a Cactus League start against the Cubs.

It was a very off-and-on afternoon for the ace left-hander, who surrendered five hits but also struck out five Chicago hitters. It's possible he was working on some things during the appearance. Kershaw should go four innings this weekend in his third Cactus League start.
Mar 8 - 6:10 PM

Clayton Kershaw tossed two scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut Thursday against the White Sox.

Kershaw gave up a walk and a single while striking out two batters. With Zack Greinke in Arizona and Brett Anderson headed for back surgery, the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation is full of question marks. There’s going to be a lot of pressure on Kershaw to be at the top of his game this year. We think he's equal to the task.
Mar 3 - 5:50 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on Sunday named Clayton Kershaw the team's Opening Day starter.

Well, that was a tough one. Kershaw earned another Opening Day nod after putting up a 2.13 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 301/42 K/BB ratio across 232 2/3 innings last season. He was the first pitcher since 2002 to reach 300 strikeouts.
Feb 28 - 11:55 AM

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.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 10:44:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 02:55:00 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.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 03:54:00 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.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 10:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Ross Stripling
7Mike Bolsinger
8Brett Anderson
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Zach Lee