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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.

Bradford Doolittle, ESPN Staff Writer

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Kershaw's injury could affect L.A.'s trade deadline plans.

Alden Gonzalez explains how Clayton Kershaw's back injury might change the Dodgers' outlook on looking for a starting pitcher.

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Dodgers lead Week 16 rankings.

David Ross' top five teams match ESPN.com's list, with the Dodgers at the top and the Diamondbacks in the sleeper spot at No. 5.

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Contreras, Quintana push Cubs into first place.

Willson Contreras' tiebreaking two-run homer and Jose Quintana's six strong innings lift the Cubs to a win over the Cardinals.

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Saluting the Wrigley Bleacher Bums.

Sarah Spain looks at the iconic Wrigley Field fan base that sits beyond the ivy wall.

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Cubs still looking to add to roster.

Buster Olney says the Cubs have expressed interest in acquiring Alex Avila, Yu Darvish, Sonny Gray and Zach Britton.

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On this date: Brett goes ballistic over pine tar incident.

On July 24, 1983, George Brett is called out for having too much pine tar on his bat after homering off Yankees reliever Goose Gossage.

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Fan catches flying bat with one hand.

Nick Franklin of the Angels lets his bat loose and it flies into the stands where a fan makes a fine catch.

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