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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Officially Placed on the Injured List



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. 

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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. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. It’s only a question of when Kershaw enters the HOF. It’s probably too late in his career for a surgery that takes 2 years to fully recover from. I think he needs to rest and reflect on things. But right now he will be a spark in the dugout, just by being there.

  2. It is sad to see Kershaw go down with this injury, but I think somebody in front office needs to contact ex Dodger Charlie Hough….time for Kersh to reinvent himself as a knuckleballer after he heals from the injury, if he decides to return, IMHO. Less stress on his arm throwing the butterfly, and he could still mix in an occasional fastball or curve. No more sliders…I suspect that’s what did his elbow in.

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