Clayton Kershaw RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw close to facing hitters as return nears

    Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw completed another significant step in his recovery process on Friday afternoon, completing a 60-pitch bullpen session, which would put him in a position to face hitters next week. Kershaw could require only one outing, either on a rehabilitation assignment or in a simulated..." August 27

  • Did Dodgers send message to Kershaw with Ellis Trade?

    Hardball Talk "The trade of a light-hitting backup catcher is normally about as inconsequential as it gets. The trade of A.J. Ellis by the Dodgers to the Phillies, however, is anything but that. Indeed, it may be the public manifestation of long-simmering, well, maybe “feud” is too strong a word, but a definite..." August 26

  • A.J. Ellis and Clayton Kershaw get emotional after catcher is dealt to Phillies

    Los Angeles Times "Shortly after A.J. Ellis received clarification about his future, he asked Clayton Kershaw to meet him outside by the Dodgers bench. There, the backup catcher shared the news to his closest friend on the team. The Dodgers had traded Ellis to the Philadelphia Phillies for another veteran..." August 26

  • Clayton Kershaw throws a bullpen session, feels good

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers have been without Clayton Kershaw since late June but somehow managed to make up a ton of ground in the NL West and enter play tonight with a one-game lead over the Giants. OK, the “somehow” has a lot to do with the Giants sucking eggs since the break, but the standings are the..." August 23

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Feels "100 percent" in bullpen session

    CBS Sports "Kershaw (back) said he felt "100 percent" during Saturday's bullpen session, the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports." August 20

  • Kershaw set to throw off mound Saturday

    MLB.com "Clayton Kershaw will join the Dodgers in Cincinnati and make the next step in his recovery on Saturday. Kershaw, who is on the 60-day disabled list with a herniated disk and hasn't pitched since June 26, has been throwing off flat ground for more than a week. On Saturday, he will throw a light..." August 19

  • Kershaw increases intensity of rehab program

    The Score "Slowly but surely, Clayton Kershaw is on his way back to the mound. The Los Angeles Dodgers ace hasn't pitched since June 26, when he suffered a nagging lower back injury, but he's upping the ante on his workouts. For the second time in a week, he completed a flat-ground throwing session,..." August 13

  • Clayton Kershaw gifts Rams 200 bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue

    Sportsnaut "There’s no other way to put it. Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw is the man. The three-time Cy Young winner is also a very kind man. In celebration of the Rams first season back in Los Angeles, the veteran pitcher gifted the organization 200 custom-made bottles of Johnnie..." August 09

  • Even without Clayton Kershaw, contending Dodgers proving 'pen is mightier

    SI "The Dodgers have the highest payroll in baseball, the best pitcher in baseball (Clayton Kershaw, who remains on the DL since July 1), the National League Rookie of the Year who might also be the MVP (Corey Seager) and so much money that they are paying players $73 million not to play for them..." August 09

  • Clayton Kershaw Placed On 60-Day Disabled List

    The Sports Quotient "Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the 60-day disabled list according to the Dodgers twitter account Kershaw is suffering from a herniated disc and went on the disabled list on June 30. " August 04

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw still not throwing, no return date set

    ESPN "Five weeks after he last started a major league game, Los Angeles Dodgers ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw still is not participating in baseball activities. Kershaw said Tuesday that he intends to pitch again this season as he tries to recover from a herniated disk in his lower back, but no..." July 31

  • Clayton Kershaw's Wife -- 'It's Killing Him to Sit On Sidelines'

    TMZ "No one knows Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw better than his wife, Ellen -- who tells TMZ Sports the injured pitcher is "giving it everything he has" to get back in the rotation THIS season. Ellen -- along with several other Dodger wives and girlfriends -- was at the Downtown Women's Center..." July 28

  • Kershaw: 'There is a lot of gray area' in rehab process

    Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw did not shed much light on his recovery from a herniated disk in his lower back Tuesday, offering few details about his setback after a July 16 simulated game or any timetable for his return. While the Dodgers ace said his goal is “to make it back to have an impact on this..." July 27

  • Surgery a possibility for Kershaw; Roberts 'hopeful' for 2016 return

    The Score "One day after Clayton Kershaw was shut down indefinitely, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suggested surgery is a more likely avenue to repair the herniated disc in the left-hander's back and is merely "hopeful" the 28-year-old can return in 2016. "With the way it flared up, it's more..." July 21

  • Clayton Kershaw suffers setback, return to Dodgers 'uncertain'

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been on the disabled list since late June with mild disc herniation in his lower back. He threw 60 pitches in a simulated game on Saturday, but manager Dave Roberts said the lefty “didn’t feel great” on Sunday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times..." July 20

  • Dodgers not interested in rushing Kershaw back from injury

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers are content with giving ace Clayton Kershaw all the time he needs. Though currently only 5 1/2 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West, manager Dave Roberts isn't eager to etch a date in stone for the southpaw starter's return from a mild disk herniation,..." July 17

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw could return as early as next week

    ESPN "The Dodgers will head into the second half of the season with a full head of steam and some good news to go along with it. Clayton Kershaw, who hasn't pitched since June 26 because of a mild disk herniation in his lower back, could be back on the mound as early as next week, or by the end of..." July 15

  • Clayton Kershaw throws first bullpen session for Dodgers since back injury

    Los Angeles Times "On Sunday morning, the final day before the All-Star break, Clayton Kershaw took a sizable step toward his return to the Dodgers. He threw a light bullpen session before his team faced San Diego, which marked the first time he threw off a mound since receiving an epidural injection on June 29 to..." July 10

  • Clayton Kershaw better, but no timetable set for Dodgers return

    ESPN "While Clayton Kershaw reported improvement with his lower-back injury Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace is less open when it comes to the timetable for his return to the mound. “Not that I’m willing to discuss at this time,” Kershaw said with a grin Saturday when asked if there was an idea..." July 03

  • Clayton Kershaw has herniated disc, won't require surgery

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers gave an official announcement regarding the status of Clayton Kershaw, which had both good and bad news. The good news is that Kershaw will not require surgery, but the bad news is that he has a herniated disc in his back, with the club only saying they will know more about his..." June 30

  • Dodgers To Place Clayton Kershaw On Disabled List

    MLB Trade Rumors "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural injection to treat his ailing lower back yesterday and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, manager Dave Roberts told reporters, including Andy McCullough of the L.A. Times (Twitter link). He adds that the team is hopeful that Kershaw..." June 30

  • Cause for concern as Clayton Kershaw flies to L.A. to see back specialist

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers are 14-2 when Clayton Kershaw starts and 28-34 when he doesn't. We already knew he was the best pitcher on Earth, but the Dodgers' performance when he does or doesn't pitch is a nice illustration of his value. Why do we bring this up? Well, you can read a headline so you already..." June 28

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