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Thu Nov 25 202120:22Clayton Kershaw Contacted By Rangers
The Texas Rangers have contacted veteran free agent Clayton Kershaw, according to Rangers manager Chris Woodward. The future Hall of Famer spent 14 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, compiling a career 2.49 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 27.6 K%. His 2021 was injury-riddled, appearing in only 22 games and missing the entire postseason. He was still solid when on the mound, pitching to a 3.55 ERA and 3.00 FIP with 144 strikeouts in 121.1 IP. The 33-year old isn't the pitcher he once was, but when healthy will still provide any team with a top of the rotation arm. Fantasy managers should show caution given Kershaw's late-season injury troubles, but the lefty is still a multi-category contributor when he's on the mound.
Source: Kennedi LandryRotoBaller.com
Sun Nov 7 202117:52No Qualifying Offer For Clayton Kershaw
The Los Angeles Dodgers did not extend a qualifying offer to starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw was a candidate to receive a one-year, $18.4 million qualifying offer after completing his three-year, $93 million deal. It doesn't mean that the left-hander's tenure with the Dodgers is over after 14 years, as he could still return to the team on a separate deal in free agency. The three-time Cy Young winner and 2014 National League MVP didn't play in the playoffs due to forearm discomfort in his left arm, but he avoided ligament damage. It's unclear if the 33-year-old will be ready for the start of the 2022 season, and he posted a 3.55 ERA and 1.02 WHIP while striking out 144 and walking only 21 in 121 2/3 innings in 2021. We think there's still a pretty good chance that the Dodgers will try to bring Kershaw back next season.
Source: FanSided - Robert MurrayRotoBaller.com
Tue Oct 5 202119:33Clayton Kershaw Won't Require Tommy John Surgery
The Los Angeles Dodgers received good news following an MRI on starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) on Tuesday. The MRI showed no signs of ligament damage, meaning he won't require Tommy John surgery. He's still ruled out for the postseason, but it now seems like he has a good shot at being ready for spring training next year, barring any setbacks. The Dodgers star had yet another strong year in 2021 despite dealing with multiple injuries. He made 22 starts and went 10-8 with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.
Source: Mike DiGiovannaRotoBaller.com
Sat Oct 2 202119:37Clayton Kershaw Placed On Injured List With Forearm Injury
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) on the 10-day injured list on Saturday. He is dealing with left forearm discomfort and might not be available to pitch at all in the postseason, regardless of how far the Dodgers make it. The Dodgers called up fellow pitcher Mitch White to fill Kershaw's roster spot. The three-time Cy Young winner made 22 starts this year and went 10-8 with a 3.55 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and a 29.5% strikeout rate. He had a bit of bad luck this year as his 3.17 xERA was well below his actual ERA.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Tue Sep 14 202108:57Clayton Kershaw Tosses No-Decision In Return
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw earned a no-decision in his return to the mound on Monday versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. The veteran had been sidelined since July 7 with left forearm inflammation. Kershaw tossed 4 1/3 innings and allowed four hits, one run, one walk and struck out five. Managers should feel confident tossing Kershaw in his next start versus the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him limited. For the season, Kershaw is 9-7 with a 3.33 ERA in 19 starts.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Mon Sep 13 202118:03Clayton Kershaw Activated, Set To Start Monday
The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (elbow) from the 60-day injured list. He is set to start Monday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kershaw has been out since July 7 due to left elbow discomfort. He made a rehab start at Triple-A last week, pitching three innings and allowing two runs. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters that the plan is for Kershaw to pitch around four innings, estimating no more than 60 pitches. The veteran has had a strong year with a 3.39 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP, but his fantasy upside is certainly limited on Monday and it may remain somewhat limited over the final weeks of the year as the Dodgers ease him back into things.
Source: Kirsten WatsonRotoBaller.com
Fri Sep 10 202119:03Clayton Kershaw Throws Bullpen Session Friday
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) threw a bullpen session on Friday and could get the start next Monday against the Diamondbacks, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reported. The 33-year-old southpaw has been on the injured list since July 7 and, after experiencing a few setbacks, pitched in a rehab game last Tuesday. Kershaw was having another solid season prior to being shelved, pitching to a 9-7 record with a 3.39 ERA and a 127: 19 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 106 1/3 innings. While fantasy managers may be excited about the ace's return, they should stay cautious since he's been on such a long hiatus.
Source: Fabian ArdayaRotoBaller.com
Tue Sep 7 202122:41Clayton Kershaw Pitches Three Innings In Rehab Start
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) threw three innings in his rehab start on Tuesday with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He allowed four hits, two runs and struck out three with no walks. It was his first rehab appearance since going on the injured list on July 7. Kershaw was having another good season on the mound before the ailment, pitching to a 3.39 ERA with 127 strikeouts and just 19 walks in 106.1 innings. He's set to return to the club on Sunday and, according to manager Dave Roberts, the plan is for him to stay in the rotation. He will likely have to ease back into action and won't go deep into games, but fantasy managers will take any value they can get from the lefty.
Source: Fabian ArdayaRotoBaller.com
Fri Sep 3 202120:24Clayton Kershaw Throws Simulated Game On Friday
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) threw two innings during a simulated outing on Friday. The veteran lefty isn't scheduled to throw again until Sunday. It sounds like Kershaw could head out on a rehab assignment soon. It's uncertain if the Dodgers plan to bring Kershaw back as a starter or attempt to use him out of the bullpen. Regardless, it sounds unlikely that Kershaw is going to have any type of fantasy value down the stretch.
Source: Fabian ArdayaRotoBaller.com
Mon Aug 30 202118:25Clayton Kershaw Throws Simulated Game On Monday
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (elbow) threw a simulated game on Monday. The 33-year-old southpaw has been shelved since early July with left elbow soreness and experienced a setback in his rehab later that month. While the Dodgers certainly want Kershaw back in the rotation as they eye another World Series run, manager Dave Roberts has been noncommittal regarding how much work the ace will get down the stretch. With that in mind, fantasy managers may have a hard time getting any beneficial production out of him.
Source: David VasseghRotoBaller.com
Tue Aug 24 202123:34Clayton Kershaw Throws Off Mound On Tuesday
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (elbow) completed a 20-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday. The step represented Kershaw's first time throwing off a mound since being shut down after 45 pitches during a sim game on July 27. Although a positive development, the three-time Cy Young winner might be running out of time to return as a full-time starter. Manager Dave Roberts was noncommittal on the left-hander's role upon his return, saying "we'll just see what role makes sense." The 33-year-old is 9-7 with a 3.39 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 127 strikeouts across 106 1/3 innings pitched. While a late September return is likely, fantasy managers will be hard-pressed to squeeze worthwhile production out of Kershaw to justify holding him.
Source: The Orange County Register - Bill PlunkettRotoBaller.com
Sun Aug 22 202108:43Clayton Kershaw Throws From 120 Feet On Saturday
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) threw from 120 feet on Saturday. Manager Dave Roberts described Saturday's session as "letting it rip." The Dodgers ace could throw off a mound next week. He has been sidelined since early July with forearm inflammation. Kershaw is trending in the right direction and is targeting an early September return. The southpaw has pitched well in 2021, posting a 3.39 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 127 strikeouts over 18 appearances. Fantasy managers should continue to stash Kershaw for the final month of the season.
Source: David VasseghRotoBaller.com
Thu Aug 19 202120:51Clayton Kershaw Plays Catch Again On Thursday
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) played catch again on Thursday. This was his third-straight day throwing, doing so from 90-feet away, which is yet another step in the right direction for the southpaw. Kershaw has been working his way back from forearm inflammation since going down at the beginning of July. However, it appears as if he remains on track to return in early September. The 33-year-old has played relatively well this year, unsurprisingly, sporting a 9-7 record, a 3.39 ERA, and 127 strikeouts throughout 18 games. Obviously, fantasy managers should continue to keep him on the roster and start him as soon as he is healthy enough to get back on the bump.
Source: Fabian ArdayaRotoBaller.com
Fri Aug 6 202119:47Clayton Kershaw Still Dealing With Soreness
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) is still dealing with soreness in his forearm. Kershaw had all his scans come back clean and the Dodgers feel good about the lefty playing catch in the near future with the hope that he will be back by the beginning of September. Kershaw was placed on the 10-day injured list on July 7 with left forearm inflammation, but recently threw a simulated game on July 31. The Dodgers are also without starting pitchers Tony Gonsolin (shoulder), Danny Duffy (forearm) and Trevor Bauer (administrative leave) and could really use Kershaw at the moment. The current D... [More]
Source: Juan ToribioRotoBaller.com
Fri Aug 6 202108:10Clayton Kershaw Expected To Return In September
On Thursday, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters that he expects starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) to return "sometime in September." The news comes one day after Roberts told reporters that Kershaw was in "idle mode." Kershaw has been sidelined since July 7 with forearm inflammation. We should get a more clear estimate for his return within the next few weeks, but fantasy managers at least have a general idea of when to expect Kershaw back now. Kershaw was off to a great start to the year before going on the shelf. Over 18 starts this year, he's gone 9-7 with a 3.39 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP.
Source: Bill ShaikinRotoBaller.com
Wed Aug 4 202111:12Clayton Kershaw Without A Timetable For Return
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (forearm) remains without a timetable for his return from the injured list. He has been out of action since July 7 due to forearm inflammation. Manager Dave Roberts mentioned that he's unsure when Kershaw will get back on the mound. The fact that the Dodgers are nearing a signing for Cole Hamels is not good for Kershaw's outlook. It likely means the team believes Kershaw is going to be sidelined for a good portion of the rest of the regular season. Fantasy managers should continue to stash Kershaw, but don't expect him to return within the next few weeks.
Source: Eric StephenRotoBaller.com
Sat Jul 31 202120:20Clayton Kershaw Dealing With “Residual Soreness”
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) is dealing with some residual soreness from his last simulated game and is not expected to throw Sunday. He is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Sunday, but this could get pushed back due to the residual soreness. The Dodgers are not considering it a setback. Kershaw was targeting a return to the rotation soon, but with the latest news, the southpaw could have his return delayed. He owns a 3.39 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and a 127:19 K: BB over 106 innings. Fantasy managers should continue to stash Kershaw as he could be a difference-maker for the final two months of the regular season.
Source: Fabian ArdayaRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 30 202118:45Monster trade: Dodgers get Scherzer, Turner from Nationals
PHOENIX (AP) — A dizzying trade deadline saw the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers pull off the biggest whopper of them all. The Dodgers acquired three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner, finalizing the deal for the dynamic duo from the Washington Nationals shortly before Friday's cutoff for making swaps. Washington acquired a pair of rookies, right-hander Josiah Gray and catcher Keibert Ruiz, and two minor leaguers, righty Gerardo Carrillo and outfielder Donovan Casey. The Nationals, who have fallen out of playoff contention made several trades in 24 hours to dismantle a roster that won the World Series in 2019 over the Houston Astros. “When I took a step back and made that look, I didn’t see a path to be a World Series caliber team this year, so I felt it was time to take a step sideways to allow us to take a step forward and get back to where we’re supposed to be, which is a championship-caliber organization,” Nationals gene... [More]
Fri Jul 30 202116:25Monster trade: Dodgers get Scherzer, Turner from Nationals
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off a monster deal for ace Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner, getting the dynamic duo from the Washington Nationals shortly before Friday's trade deadline. Washington acquired a pair of rookies, right-hander Josiah Gray and catcher Keibert Ruiz, and two minor leaguers, righty Gerardo Carrillo and outfielder Donovan Casey. Scherzer had been given permission to speak to the Dodgers to see if he would waive his right to veto any trade, a power he had as a 10-year veteran who has been with his team for at least five years. “Today is heart wrenching as we say goodbye to two of the most accomplished players and two of the best people in our team’s history," Nationals owner Mark Lerner said in a statement. The deal came with the Dodgers three games behind NL West-leading San Francisco. Los Angeles owns the top spot in the wild-card race, 2 1/2 games ahead of San Diego. With the Major League Baseball tr... [More]
Fri Jul 30 202102:14AP source: Dodgers near megatrade for Nats' Scherzer, Turner
The World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers neared a monster trade for ace Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals late Thursday night, a person close to the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the swap wasn't complete. The Nationals would get four young players for Washington's dynamic duo. Scherzer has been given permission to speak to the Dodgers to see if he will waive his right to veto any trade, a power he has as a 10-year veteran who has been with his team for at least five years. If the trade goes through, it would be a stunning haul for the Dodgers, who are three games behind NL West-leading San Francisco. Los Angeles owns the top spot in the wild-card race, 2 1/2 games ahead of San Diego. With the Major League Baseball trade deadline at 4 p.m. EDT Friday, there was speculation on Thursday that the Padres would be the winners in the Scherzer sweepstakes. Instead, the Dodgers got real... [More]
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