Clayton Kershaw RUMORS & NEWS

  • Curt Schilling 'Kershaw's Not A Big-Game Pitcher ... Blew It This World Series'

    TMZ "Not everyone has the clutch gene -- and MLB playoffs legend Curt Schilling says that includes Clayton Kershaw, who exposed himself in this year's World Series. We spoke to Curt about big-game pitching after the Dodgers' W.S. collapse ... and he didn't sugarcoat what separates guys like him..." November 05

  • Kershaw on Game 7 status: 'I can go for 27 innings'

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros on Tuesday in Game 6 of the 2017 World Series (GameTracker), thereby forcing a Game 7 on Wednesday night. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who just started Game 5 on Sunday night, will be available. For how many pitches? Apparently as many as..." November 01

  • Clayton Kershaw will be ready to pitch in Game 7

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw was unable to come through for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series, but that does not mean he’s done for the rest of the series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters before Tuesday’s Game 6 against the Houston Astros that Kershaw told him he was ready to..." October 31

  • Clayton Kershaw sets record for most home runs allowed in single postseason

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw made history on Sunday night, but not the kind you want to make. The Los Angeles Dodgers starter set a record for the most home runs allowed in a single postseason. That mark was set when he allowed a 3-run home run to Yuli Gurriel to tie Game 5 of the World Series at..." October 30

  • Dave Roberts won’t start Clayton Kershaw on short rest in Game 4

    Hardball Talk "When Saturday rolls around, it won’t matter if the Dodgers are on the brink of clinching a championship or need their best starter to fend off a sweep: Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts won’t start Clayton Kershaw on short rest in Game 4. It’s a strategy that has worked well for the team and its ace..." October 25

  • Clayton Kershaw’s whole career has been building to this moment

    New York Post "Hold on, those Clayton Kershaw postseason demons are not completely exorcised. Yes, Kershaw was the winning pitcher in the NLCS clincher, but now comes the final piece. The previous Dodgers starting pitcher to win a World Series game was 29-year-old Orel Hershiser, who won two games in the 1988..." October 24

  • Clayton Kershaw jokes he 'might retire' if Dodgers win World Series

    Sporting News "The Dodgers are going back to the World Series for the first time since 1988 and Clayton Kershaw is ecstatic. After the Dodgers closed out the Cubs in five games with an 11-1 victory to win the NLCS, Kershaw made a shocking proclamation. "If we win, I might retire, call it a career," the..." October 20

  • 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