For baseball’s best record, the Los Angeles Dodgers quietly surpassed the New York Yankees. However, this does not negate the fact that the Dodgers are facing some significant issues. Recently, some cracks in their starting pitching’s armor have surfaced. The situation got worse on Thursday when Clayton Kershaw ended his start midway through the fifth inning after throwing some warm-up pitches.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave an update on the potential Hall of Fame pitcher on Friday.
Today, Clayton Kershaw will have a back MRI, but the doctor has indicated that he will go on the IL. pic.twitter.com/eCWXwXdQk4
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“He had an X-ray, but it wasn’t very informative; he will now have an MRI.” He will therefore most likely be in the tube at some point today, and we will learn more later, probably when I arrive at the field. It simply cannot be an Illinois situation, Roberts said.
The manager of the Dodgers continued by expressing his continued optimism that Kershaw’s absence won’t be protracted.
Early in the season, Clayton Kershaw was sidelined with a back injury. Therefore, it would not be unexpected to see him land on the IL once more. However, the Dodgers had better hope it wasn’t too serious.
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