Dodgers fans have waited and waited, and now they finally get what they want. Clayton Kershaw has been out with an injury since the beginning of May after a back issue flared up, but the veteran southpaw is set to return his afternoon.
The Dodgers officially activated him off of the injured list today in preparation for that start. In his last outing, he went 7 shutout innings against the Cubs in the first game of a doubleheader. But that back issue took a toll and a shot in his back didn’t immediately help.
But he is back, and the timing is great. The Dodgers might have just lost Walker Buehler after an elbow issue took him out of his start on Friday night. Getting Kersh back in the starting rotation should help them out a little as they wait on Andrew Heaney as well.
In order to make room for him on the active roster, the Dodgers optioned Justin Bruihl.
Other Dodgers News
The Dodgers ran into a bit of an embarrassing moment this weekend against the Mets. It looked for a moment like they didn’t entirely know the rules after trying to have a position player pitch in a game where they were down 5 runs. It was very…weird.
Who doesn’t love a good lockerroom tradition following a win? Dodges fans were treated to a new fun one this week when it was reported that they had Club Dub following victories. And of course, it was founded by Justin Turner.
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