Clayton Kershaw He made one of the best starts to his career this season, but will be out indefinitely due to a pelvic injury. The Dodgers put three-time Cy Young winner on the list Friday with arthritis in the SI joint.
Kershaw, who was originally scheduled to start against the Phillies on Friday night, has won four of his five starts this season and has scored 1.80 ERAs across 30 runs. Walker Boullier, who was due to start on Saturday, will play on regular breaks in place of Kershaw.
The injury is another setback for Kershaw, 34, who re-signed with the Dodgers on a one-year, $17 million off-season contract after entering free agency for the first time in his career. Having missed the start of the 2019 and 2020 seasons through injury, Kershaw missed last season due to a forearm discomfort. He also missed two months of the 2021 regular season due to an elbow injury.
When Kershaw is healthy, he’s one of the best bowlers in baseball, as evidenced by this year’s hot start. On April 13 at Target Field, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled Kershaw after seven perfect rounds against the twins in a move done to keep Kershaw healthy.
In 2019 – Kershaw’s last full season – he was the left-handed All-Star and finished the year with a 3.03 ERA in 178 1/3 innings. His best season came in 2014, when he went 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA en route to the Cy Young Awards and MVP. Kershaw also won the Triple Crown in 2011.
Despite missing the start of the 2020 season, Kershaw was healthy post-season and scored a 2.31 ERA in the Dodgers World Championships to beat Reese.
In a similar move, the Dodgers called up Garrett Clevenger of Triple A Oklahoma City. Cleavinger, who has allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings with the Dodgers this season, has a 3.54 ERA across 25 career games with Los Angeles.
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