The Dodgers are likely going to have to move forward without Clayton Kershaw this year. While fans patiently wait for updates and pray for a miracle, chances are that sore forearm is going to be a problem. The only hope right now is that Kershaw will be able to avoid major surgery.
The team made the move today to place him on the injured list with the forearm issue. The move was expected given the Dodgers’ need for arms immediately. Kershaw was supposed to be one of the 4 starting rotation guys during the postseason, but Tony Gonsolin likely slides in.
The move allows the Dodgers to have some coverage for the last 2 games of the regular season. They’re still in the hunt for the NL West crown, but a lot would need to go right to make that happen. Notably, the Giants would need to lose both of their games against the Padres and LA would need to sweep Milwaukee.
In a corresponding move, the Dodgers added Mitch White to the active roster. White has been with the team for several stints in 2021 and has made 4 starts for the big league team. On the year, he has tossed 45.2 innings and been hit for 19 earned runs.