The Dodgers announced that they put Clayton Kershaw On the list of injured for 15 days, indicating low back pain. benefit Chris Taylor He returned from his special mission in IL to take the place of the vacated active schedule. Los Angeles also summoned a diluted Reyes Moronta From Triple-A Oklahoma City and selected defensive player James Ottman.
Kershaw touches down in IL for the second time this season. He lost about a month between early May and June with inflammation in the right hip area. The future Hall of Famer is back and went on to do ten more posts before yesterday’s outing. After tossing four innings of the two-running ball in a final win over the Giants, Kershaw went out on the hill to begin his warm-up throws in the fifth inning. He pulled himself out of the game after experiencing some pain in his lower back, and it looks like this problem will keep him out of play for at least the next few weeks.
The team has not provided a timeline for Kershaw’s return, and the announced diagnosis of “low back pain” remains a mystery. They would certainly be cautious with the 34-year-old, especially since he made it to the injury list at least once in every season since 2016. This included periods of back problems every year between 2016-18. With 12 1/2 games ahead of the Padres in the NL West, the Dodgers can feel comfortable playing things slow with key players in the last couple of months.
Although Kershaw can no longer handle the kind of workloads he did during his tenure, he is still among the best shooters in the sport on an average basis. Through 85 1/3 innings this season, three-time winner Cy Young holds a 2.64 ERA with an above-average strike rate of 26.2% and a globes share of 48.5%. Kershaw fastball sits in the 90 mph range, but he has the best drive in the game and hasn’t cut more than 6% of the hitters he’s faced in a decade-long season.
Kershaw’s flight to IL departs Julius UreaAnd the Tony JohnslinAnd the Tyler Anderson And the Andrew Heaney As four rotation centers at the moment. Ryan Baby And the Michael Grove Are Triple-A’s depth options, and it seems likely the club will welcome a strong throw Dustin May again in the not too distant future. Manager Dave Roberts told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM this afternoon that he will likely return in May through the club series on August 19-21 against the Marlins (Twitter link). The 24-year-old has been out all season recovering from Tommy John’s surgery in May 2021, but has been in rehab since mid-July. Roberts has indicated that he will likely start two more games in Oklahoma City before returning to the big league club, although he has left out the possibility of May returning to the MLB team after his re-appearance at Triple-A.
Taylor is back in the starting lineup, exactly a month after he broke his left foot. It’s a quick bounce for an injury of this magnitude, and Roberts suggested he’d get a nod at second base tonight. This will be Taylor’s first appearance of the season, as he has worked exclusively on turf this year. Taylor scored 502 rounds in left field, along with 57 and 56 frames in center and right, respectively.
Of course, Taylor made a name for himself thanks to his defensive resilience in previous seasons. He is able to play almost everywhere on the diamond other than the catcher, and the club seems content to bring him back on the field at times. Gavin Lux And the Tria Turner Make an excellent duo in the middle, with Max Muncie Play primarily third base Justin Turner It landed on IL on Tuesday. Taylor is supposed to spend the bulk of his time on the court, but the ability to score some action on the dirt will allow Roberts more flexibility in managing the court’s reps. The 31-year-old will attempt an attack after his month away, holding a streak.