Clayton Kershaw RUMORS & NEWS

  • Clayton Kershaw will return for Dodgers on Saturday vs. Mets

    ESPN "Clayton Kershaw will be back for the Los Angeles Dodgers sooner than expected. The ace left-hander will skip a scheduled rehab start and instead will start for Los Angeles on Saturday against the Mets in New York. Kershaw hasn't pitched in a..." June 22

  • Clayton Kershaw could start this weekend against Mets

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said starter Clayton Kershaw could come off of the 10-day disabled list to start this weekend against the Mets at Citi Field, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports. Kershaw, 30, came off of the DL (from a biceps injury) to start against the..." June 19

  • Clayton Kershaw inches closer to return, throws three-inning simulated game

    Yardbarker "Those hoping to see Clayton Kershaw back in action got some good news on Monday. The Los Angeles Dodgers ace threw a three-inning simulated game, and from all appearances, things seemed to go well. Kershaw had previously thrown off of the mound with no issue. This is even more good..." June 18

  • Clayton Kershaw getting close to Dodgers return

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw is ready to get back on the mound and begin his journey back to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw is set to throw a simulated game during the middle of next week and, if there are no setbacks, the next step will be a rehab start in the minor leagues. If that goes well,..." June 16

  • Clayton Kershaw throws off mound with no back issue

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Dodgers received some good news on Tuesday as it relates to the recovery of No. 1 starter, Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers’ ace, who is on the DL with a back strain, threw off of the mound on Tuesday. No problems were reported. Kershaw still..." June 13

  • Still no timetable for an 'on track' Clayton Kershaw to return

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave an update on star pitcher Clayton Kershaw this Sunday that wasn’t really much of an update. Roberts told reporters that Kershaw is “on track” in his recovery but that there still is no timetable for his..." June 11

  • Kershaw and the Dodgers’ future looks bleak

    Sportsnaut "For a brief moment, everything seemed to return to normal for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the baseball world. Clayton Kershaw, the ace of Los Angeles and one of the best pitchers in baseball in decades, returned to the mound and we saw greatness. Unfortunately, Kershaw is back on the..." June 03

  • Will Clayton Kershaw's Body Stop MLB Reign Far Too Soon?

    Bleacher Report "Clayton Kershaw took the hill for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. That was significant news, as the southpaw hadn't toed the slab for L.A. since May 1, when he went on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis.  Initially, it was good news for the Dodgers...." June 01

  • Clayton Kershaw To Undergo MRI On Back

    MLB Trade Rumors "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw five useful innings today in his return from the DL, but the outing did not end quite as hoped. He’s headed for an MRI after experiencing back tightness during the outing, skipper Dave Roberts tells reporters including Mike DiGiovanna of the Los..." June 01

  • Dodgers Activate Clayton Kershaw

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers announced that they’ve reinstated left-hander Clayton Kershaw from the disabled list and created a roster spot by optioning switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Kershaw, who’s been out since May 1 due to biceps tendinitis in his left..." May 31

  • ‘Next man up’ has thrived in Dodgers rotation deprived of Clayton Kershaw

    L.A. Daily News "This has happened before. In fact, it has happened three consecutive seasons now. Clayton Kershaw has been lost to injury – and the Dodgers have played better than they were before his injury. Counting his two stints on the DL with back injuries in 2016 and 2017 and..." May 30

  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw expected to start on Thursday against Philadelphia

    Los Angeles Times "Unable to pitch since May 1 as he recovered from biceps tendinitis, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to return from the disabled list on Thursday and start against the Philadelphia Phillies. Stuck in fourth place with a losing record, the Dodgers elected to start Kershaw in a..." May 27

  • Clayton Kershaw ‘should be’ ready to pitch in five days

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Dodgers could soon welcome back the most necessary piece to their ball club if they want to turn their season around. According to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register, pitcher Clayton Kershaw indicated he felt good after throwing a simulated game on Saturday..." May 27

  • Clayton Kershaw might return to the Dodgers’ rotation next week

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw is nearing his return to the mound, according to club manager Dave Roberts. Both Kershaw (left biceps tendinitis) and fellow lefty Rich Hill (left middle finger blister) are scheduled to toss simulated games on Saturday; depending on the outcome, Roberts says..." May 26

  • Clayton Kershaw could return within two weeks

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw’s rehab progress could have him back in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation within the next two weeks. Kershaw last appeared in a game on May 1. A few days later, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis. Not long after being placed on..." May 22

  • Clayton Kershaw injury update: Dodgers ace throws bullpen session

    Sporting News "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw could be nearing a return. Kershaw pitched off a mound Sunday for the first time since May 1, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. He threw a “high-intensity” 30-pitch bullpen session, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts..." May 20

  • Clayton Kershaw will make opt-out decision after season ends

    Yardbarker "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will choose whether to opt out of the remaining two years and $65M on his contract after the season ends, and Buster Olney of ESPN looks at several factors that could play into the process. Health is chief among them, which isn’t surprising considering Kershaw’s recent..." May 13

  • Clayton Kershaw resumes throwing for Dodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw is making progress towards a return from biceps tendinitis. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher was spotted throwing before the team’s game against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night, according to multiple reporters." May 11

  • Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw encouraged by MRI, but his immediate future holds few certainties

    L.A. Daily News "The translucent wax paper covering Clayton Kershaw Injury Watch was replaced with a sheer burqa on Tuesday, when the Dodgers pitcher offered the first details about the tendinitis in his left biceps. The symptoms, which Kershaw described as “pretty generic,” first cropped up toward the end of..." May 09

  • Clayton Kershaw hopes to resume throwing soon

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw is hoping for a return to action before long. Kershaw was placed on the disabled list Sunday due to biceps tendinitis. An MRI he underwent came back clean, and he says he is hoping to resume throwing soon. The 30-year-old southpaw has prided himself on his durability..." May 08

  • With Clayton Kershaw sidelined, Dodgers' depth will be tested yet again

    Los Angeles Times "Ross Stripling was walking off the field at Monterrey Stadium on Saturday afternoon when a Dodgers staffer pulled him aside. During an 11-game, seven-loss, four-injury road trip, Stripling operated as a Zelig-esque figure when it came to major calamity. He rooms with Corey Seager, so he knew..." May 07

  • Dodgers put Clayton Kershaw on DL with biceps tendinitis

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the 10-day disabled list with left bicep tendinitis. The Dodgers announced the move before Sunday's game against the Padres in Monterrey, Mexico. Kershaw, 30, has struggled over his last three starts, allowing nine earned..." May 06

  • Kershaw doesn't think he can win 300 games

    The Score "Only 24 pitchers in big-league history have been able to crack the 300-win mark. Clayton Kershaw doesn't believe he'll become No. 25. The Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander, who is arguably the game's best pitcher, is nearly halfway to 300 career wins (145) in his age-30 season, but that isn't..." April 24

  • MLB rumors: Yankees stealing Clayton Kershaw from Dodgers in free agency?

    Newark Star-Ledger "As the Yankees try to get out of an early-season hole, the future is bright. That can (and still should) be said about this current season. Despite a tough start, there's too much talent in the Bronx for this season to end up totally in the gutter. But even if the 2018 Yankees don't reach the..." April 20

  • MLB Rumors: Early clubhouse guess is Kershaw opts out

    Fanrag Sports "Superstar Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is “totally focused” on the season, and not his coming negotiation, according to friends. And if you know Kershaw, you believe that. But that doesn’t mean the speculation isn’t starting regarding his call whether to opt out after the year...." April 13

  • Clayton Kershaw, who can opt out after the season, says his focus is on 'trying to get people out'

    Los Angeles Times "The Clayton Kershaw Road Show is about to start. The Dodgers play their first road game of the season Monday. Wherever the team goes, Kershaw could face questions from reporters asking if he might like to play in (insert city here) next season. Will he entertain them? "I will not entertain..." April 02

  • Kershaw wraps spring with 0.00 ERA "Making his first start as a 30-year-old, Clayton Kershaw toyed with the Royals over 6 2/3 scoreless innings of Friday's 10-0 Dodgers win, allowing one hit to wrap up Spring Training with a 0.00 ERA. Despite having his fastball velocity still stuck around 90 mph, Kershaw couldn't have been much..." March 23

  • Clayton Kershaw is turning 30, but he doesn't feel that old

    Los Angeles Times "No competitor, in any sport, is more focused than Clayton Kershaw. On the days he pitches, there is no tolerance for distraction. But this is spring training, where the atmosphere is lighter and the crowd sits extra close to the field. On Sunday, as Kershaw adjusted his batting glove in the..." March 19

  • Kershaw should be 'a Dodger for life,' owner says

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers and their superstar pitcher Clayton Kershaw, to this point, have kept things very close to the vest when it comes to the contract negotiations between the marquee franchise and their franchise player. However, on Saturday, Dodgers owner Mark Walter at least made things..." March 03

  • Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw have ‘open dialogue’ with his opt-out looming

    Orange County Register "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has said he isn’t thinking about the clause in his contract which allows him to opt out and become a free agent next fall. It would be unwise for the Dodgers’ front office to take such an approach. The Dodgers’ front office is many things. Unwise is not one of..." February 21

  • Clayton Kershaw to start record eighth Dodgers opener

    ESPN "No surprise here: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Clayton Kershaw will make his team-record eighth Opening Day start, against the visiting San Francisco Giants on March 29. Roberts made the announcement Tuesday when pitchers and catchers reported to spring training with the..." February 13

  • Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw on potential free agency next winter: It’s good to have options

    Orange County Register "A shadow will follow the Dodgers throughout 2018, one that might cause a chill to go up their collective spine if they stop and think about it – Clayton Kershaw could leave. The seven-year, $215-million contract extension Kershaw signed four years ago this month includes an opt-out clause that..." January 28