Clayton Kershaw RUMORS & NEWS

  • Dodgers manager Dave Roberts can't overlook ace Clayton Kershaw's seventh-inning struggles

    Los Angeles Times "Past midnight on Tuesday, as the party after the Dodgers’ sweep of Arizona in the National League division series wound down, Clayton Kershaw beamed in the center of the visitors clubhouse at Phoenix’s Chase Field. His daughter danced behind him while Kendrick Lamar preached the virtues of..." October 13

  • Dave Roberts says Clayton Kershaw will not pitch on short rest

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers know they have one of the most dominant starting pitchers in baseball in Clayton Kershaw, but they feel their rotation is deep enough to win a championship without the left-hander pitching on short rest. At least for now. On the eve of his team beginning its latest..." October 06

  • Dodgers announce Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of NLDS, but not Game 4

    CBS Sports "One of the worst kept secrets in baseball is now official: Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLDS for the Dodgers next Friday. Manager Dave Roberts made the announcement Friday afternoon, and he added Kershaw will not start Game 4 on short rest. Of course, Roberts has said Kershaw would..." September 30

  • Clayton Kershaw Surrenders First Career Grand Slam

    Real GM Baseball "Clayton Kershaw gave up the first grand slam of his career on Monday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Aaron Altherr drove in four runs with a single swing in Philadelphia's 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw had faced 103 batters in his career with bases loaded without..." September 19

  • Cody Bellinger, Clayton Kershaw set to return to Dodgers this week

    Sporting News "The Dodgers will get two key reinforcements back this week. The team is expected to activate rookie first baseman Cody Bellinger on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, ESPN reported . Bellinger was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Aug. 22 with a sprained right ankle. The slugger..." August 30

  • Clayton Kershaw good after rehab start, set to rejoin Dodgers Friday

    ESPN "Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said ace Clayton Kershaw came out of his Saturday rehab start at Triple-A well and will next start for Los Angeles either Friday or Saturday. The three-time Cy Young winner, rehabbing from a lower back strain, threw five innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A..." August 28

  • Clayton Kershaw says he is good to go after successful rehab start

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw feels ready to return to the team. Kershaw, who has not pitched since July 23 due to a lower back strain, came through a Saturday night five-inning rehab start okay and said he was ready to get back to the big leagues. “I feel I’ve always been ready,..." August 27

  • Rehabbing Kershaw to make 1st-ever start in Triple-A "Clayton Kershaw will make a rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday before returning to the Dodgers' starting rotation, manager Dave Roberts said after Kershaw's successful four-inning simulated game on Monday. "He's getting close," Roberts said after Kershaw threw 55 pitches to test..." August 21

  • Clayton Kershaw Expected to Make Rehab Start Next Weekend, Says Dave Roberts

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said ace Clayton Kershaw is expected to make a rehabilitation start with either Tulsa or Oklahoma City next weekend, according to Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times. He is also scheduled to throw three innings of a simulated game in Pittsburgh on..." August 20

  • Dodgers reportedly hopeful Clayton Kershaw will return by end of August

    Yardbarker "Not that the Los Angeles Dodgers need the help, but ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw is getting closer to a return. Kershaw threw a bullpen session over the weekend, clearing the way for him to throw in a simulated game on Wednesday. If all goes according to plan, according to Bill Shaikin of..." August 14

  • Roberts: Kershaw 'close' to return "Clayton Kershaw met the Dodgers at Chase Field on Tuesday and greeted them with the best three words possible. "I feel healthy," Kershaw said after a desert workout, showing no signs of the strained lower back that put him on the disabled list July 24. "Now it's just a matter of building back..." August 09

  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw hopeful he can make 'at least a few' starts before playoffs begin

    Los Angeles Times "On Wednesday afternoon, the Dodgers’ pitching staff gathered on the diamond around 4 p.m. for pitchers fielding practice. A staple of spring training, the drills serve as refreshers during the long season. The gang was nearly all there — even Brock Stewart, the team’s starter for that night’s game..." July 27

  • Clayton Kershaw Likely to miss 4-to-6 weeks

    CBS Sports "Kershaw (back) is estimated to miss four-to-six weeks due to his current back issue, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. This is a rough timetable for his return, although it's promising to hear that he isn't expected to miss as much time as he did last season with a similar injury. Official..." July 24

  • Clayton Kershaw Heading to 10-Day DL Due to Back Injury Suffered vs. Braves

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves with a back injury. Though there was initially some mystery about the cause of his departure, the team announced Kershaw experienced tightness in his right lower back. After the game, manager Dave Roberts..." July 24

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Leaves Sunday's start prematurely

    CBS Sports "Kershaw was removed from Sunday's game after just two innings pitched due to an undisclosed issue, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Kershaw was examined by trainers in the top half of the inning but managed to finish the frame before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the bottom half." July 23

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw to start Sunday, ineligible for All-Star Game

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said again Wednesday that Clayton Kershaw will take his normal turn in the rotation and start Sunday against the Kansas City Royals, meaning Kershaw will be ineligible to pitch in next Tuesday's All-Star Game. Pitchers who start their team's final game..." July 06

  • Notorious ballhawk Zack Hample rejected by Clayton Kershaw

    Larry Brown Sports "Zack Hample tends to get his way when he attends baseball games, but that wasn’t the case on Sunday. Hample, who is notorious for being a “ballhawk” and has collected over 9,000 balls, said on Twitter that he was rejected by Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw when seeking a special ball. Hample..." June 19

  • Clayton Kershaw becomes third-fastest pitcher to reach 2,000 career strikeouts

    USA Today "Los Angeles Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw became the third-fastest pitcher to reach 2,000 career strikeouts Friday night at the Milwaukee Brewers. Kershaw reached the milestone with his fourth strikeout of the game, getting Brewers shortstop Jonathan Villar to swing through a high..." June 03

  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw teaches prodigy Julio Urias his pitching grips

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers have two of the most talented pitchers in baseball, only at different points in their respective careers. On Wednesday, we got a nice glimpse of the veteran teaching the young Padawan (May the 4th be with you, by the way) in the Dodger Stadium dugout. Check it out, Clayton Kershaw and..." May 04

  • Clayton Kershaw upset with Rockies starter for delaying game

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s not often that Clayton Kershaw gets upset, but something that the Colorado Rockies’ starter did on Wednesday night bugged the Dodgers ace. The beginning of Wednesday’s Dodgers-Rockies game was delayed a few minutes as the sides waited for Rockies starter Tyler Anderson to make his way from..." April 20