Clayton Kershaw RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kershaw to start 7th straight Opening Day for Dodgers

    ESPN "- In one of the more obvious decisions of the 2017 major league season, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on Saturday officially named Clayton Kershaw as his Opening Day starter. Kershaw will make his seventh consecutive Opening Day start when the Dodgers begin the season at home April 3..." February 19

  • Clayton Kershaw shares modest goal for 2017 season

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw has been one of the best pitchers in baseball for the past several years, so no one would call him overly ambitious if his goal for the 2017 season was to win the N.L. Cy Young Award. However, the left-hander is focused on something a bit more simple — staying on the field. On..." February 15

  • Friedman wowed by resilient Kershaw

    Orange County Register "It took so long. Then it happened so fast. The Chicago Cubs scored twice in the first inning and never trailed – never gave the curse a ghost of a chance to resurface in Game 6 of this National League Championship Series. They battered Clayton Kershaw for five runs in five innings and went on..." October 24

  • Kershaw: Hendricks is 'Greg Maddux of this generation'

    CSN Chicago "The best pitcher on the planet (besides Andrew Miller) compared Kyle Hendricks to the best pitcher of a generation. Clayton Kershaw will go up against Hendricks for the second time in the National League Championship Series in Game 6 Saturday at Wrigley Field and the Dodgers ace said he sees a..." October 21

  • 'As it stands right now' Clayton Kershaw won't pitch for Dodgers until NLCS Game 6

    Los Angeles Times "As the Dodgers boarded a flight home Sunday night, soon after Clayton Kershaw had almost single-handedly evened the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs at a game apiece, Rich Hill cracked a joke to his wife. “I think Clayton’s going back to the Bat Cave,” Hill said...." October 18

  • Clayton Kershaw expected to start Game 2 of NLCS

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw is on his way to establishing himself as a true warrior in the 2016 MLB playoffs. Though he did not officially announce the move, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated Kershaw would start Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday. The Dodgers have already announced that Kenta Maeda will..." October 15

  • Dave Roberts: Clayton Kershaw told me he wanted to pitch

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw undid the narrative about him supposedly not being a good playoff pitcher by coming up clutch in the NLDS and closing out the Washington Nationals on short rest in Game 5. And according to Dave Roberts, pitching two days after making a start on short rest was all Kershaw’s..." October 14

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw is not available for Game 5 of NLDS

    Los Angeles Times "All hands are not on deck for the Dodgers on Thursday night. Clayton Kershaw is “absolutely not” available to appear in relief, Manager Dave Roberts said before Game 5 of the National League division series against Washington. Kershaw threw 110 pitches and logged 6 2/3 innings in Game 4. He..." October 13

  • Myth or fact: Clayton Kershaw chokes in October

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Dodgers won Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday, prolonging their season. But the win came despite something that’s become all too familiar for the Dodgers — a less-than-stellar outing from ace Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw went 6.2 innings and did strike out 11 Washington Nationals. But..." October 12

  • Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers in Game 4 against the Nationals

    Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw will pitch on short rest for the Dodgers on Tuesday in Game 4 of their National League Division Series against Washington. It is an elimination game for the Dodgers, who trail the Nationals, 2-1, in the best-of-five series. The Nationals will start Joe Ross (7-5, 3.43 ERA) in..." October 11

  • Roberts: Kershaw's return counts as 'a win for us'

    MLB.com "Clayton Kershaw and Dave Roberts talked as if they had watched different games on Friday night, when the Dodgers' ace returned from the disabled list but took a 4-1 loss to the Marlins. "I think every win is important, but for Clayton to be back on the mound, that's a win for us," the manager..." September 10

  • Clayton Kershaw returns in time for Dodgers' stretch run

    USA Today "Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher in baseball, will return to the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night after an 11-week absence caused by a herniated disc in his lower back. He is doing so in the wake of Los Angeles expanding its National League West lead over the rival San Francisco..." September 09

  • Kershaw: 'I'll never get hurt again because it's awful'

    Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw, whose aversion to the disabled list is as deep-seated as anyone in baseball, was asked what he learned from the experience of sitting out these last two months because of a herniated disk in his lower back. “I’ll never get hurt again,” the Dodgers left-hander and three-time..." September 05

  • Kershaw's return to Dodgers rotation is near

    Orange County Register "The final decision might not come for a day or two, after Clayton Kershaw has time to determine just how much 34 pitches to Class-A hitters affected his back. But if he has any input, and if he feels as good as he did Saturday evening, his next appearance will be in a National League..." September 04

  • Kershaw to make rehab start on Saturday

    MLB.com "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will pitch in a Minor League rehab game for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, manager Dave Roberts said before Friday's game vs. the Padres. Kershaw is expected to throw three innings or around 50 pitches, with lefty Brett Anderson (finger blister) to..." September 03

  • Dodgers To Recall Yasiel Puig, Send Clayton Kershaw Out For Rehab Start

    MLB Trade Rumors "Two notable Dodgers are on the track for a return to the majors, per reports. The club will recall Yasiel Puig at some point this weekend, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports on Twitter. And president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman says that peerless lefty Clayton Kershaw will..." September 02

  • Dodgers on amazing Kershaw-less run

    Today's Knuckleball "Toughness and resilience isn’t something often associated with a $250-million team, even if it’s a team that pared down from $300 million, or so, a year ago. But the Los Angeles Dodgers truly have done an amazing job weathering storm after storm, and injury after injury. And yes, there’s said..." August 30

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