Steve Mason talks with Dr. Robert Klapper and Houston Mitchell of the LA Times about Clayton Kershaw's back and what the Dodgers will do as the trade deadline approaches
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What we should expect during and after Clayton Kershaw's trip to the disabled list.
ESPN Stats and Information
Clayton Kershaw is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It's a long layoff for Kershaw, but he returned strong after missing two months to back issues last season. In 2016 Kershaw posted a 1.79 ERA before hitting the disabled list. He posted a 1.29 ERA after his return.
Mychal Thompson and Jeff Katz discuss the huge reaction to Kyrie Irving's trade demand out of Cleveland, O.J. Simpson being granted parole last week, Clayton Kershaw's latest injury and the Los Angeles Dodgers' future.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
A four to six week absence for Clayton Kershaw would be more devastating from a rankings perspective than I indicated on today's Fantasy Focus Baseball podcast. I suggested he'd be my No. 4 starting pitcher in my upcoming rankings update before hearing that timetable. Now, he'd make maybe 6-7 more starts and be just my No. 13 starter.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
It's never good when your franchise pitcher goes on the shelf for four-to-six weeks, but if there was ever a team well positioned to withstand the prolonged absence of Clayton Kershaw, it's this year's Dodgers. That said, this adds urgency to L.A.'s trade deadline search for a mid- to upper-rotation starter, a need that already existed. The tangible impact could be this: The asking price for Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray probably just went up. Also, while top prospect Walker Buehler remains a possibility for late-season bullpen help, it's hard to see the Dodgers looking to him as a rotation solution this soon.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The report that Clayton Kershaw will miss 4-to-6 weeks certainly means the Dodgers are more likely to pursue Yu Darvish, if the Rangers deal him. The Dodgers are the best team in baseball, but consider: Kershaw's health is now an unknown, Rich Hill's blister issues could surface again at any time, Brandon McCarthy is battling his own blister problem, and you can't trust Kenta Maeda in a playoff game. Barring a win streak over the next seven days, the Rangers should trade Darvish and the Dodgers would be the favorite to land him.
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The Dodgers have not officially disclosed a timetable for how long Clayton Kershaw will be sidelined, but the ace pitcher is expected to miss four to six weeks based on an initial diagnosis of his injured back.
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What Dodgers will miss without Kershaw
The Dodgers may be losing the best pitcher in baseball to the DL, but this is familiar territory. When Kershaw went on the DL last season, the Dodgers were able to overcome his absence and go 35-23 without the lefty in the rotation.
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Kershaw, Strasburg almost always lead to a win
When Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg have pitched this season, it's usually ended in a win for their respective teams. However, both All-Star pitchers were injured on Sunday and are heading to the DL.
Before a conversation with Cardinals IF Paul DeJong, Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick about the impact of Clayton Kershaw & Stephen Strasburg's injuries, Yu Darvish's value on the trade market, drama in Boston & more.
The Dodgers reportedly are interested in Rangers starter Yu Darvish and now have added incentive due to a back injury for ace Clayton Kershaw.
Buster Olney recaps all of Sunday's MLB action, including injuries for Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg, the Cubs crawling back on top of the NL Central and more.
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
Five-star junior Joey Baker said over the weekend he hears from Louisville, UCLA, NC State and Florida the most right now.
Was LeBron James blindsided by Kyrie Irving? Stephen A. Smith joins the Morning Show to detail Kyrie's situation, LeBron's future in Los Angeles and explain why the Cleveland Cavaliers have to make a move.
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
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Will the Tigers sell more pieces? Do the Dodgers need to change their plans? Where will all the relievers land? A lot could happen by July 31.
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