If you’re looking for Clayton Kershaw in the Dodgers dugout in Philly this weekend, you won’t be spotting him. The ace has gone home to Texas for the weekend following a setback with his injured lower back/SI joint.
Kershaw was initially supposed to throw a mound session at Dodger Stadium earlier this week but that was scrapped and his timetable was left open-ended by manager Dave Roberts. Speaking with MLB Network Radio on Friday, Roberts only offered that the veteran hurler was “a couple weeks away” from throwing a bullpen session.
In 5 starts this season, Clayton was among the steadiest in the LA rotation. He flirted with a perfect game in his first start of the season and had gone 4-0 to start the season, a career first. His 1.80 ERA trails only Tony Gonsolin in the Dodgers’ rotation.
The team plays 3 in Philadelphia before heading to the Nation’s capitol for three against the Washington Nationals. On Thursday, LA opens a four game set in Arizona where Kershaw is expected to rejoin the club. He will not be doing any throwing until then.
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