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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.


Bad new for the LA Dodgers as Clayton Kershaw expected to miss 4-6 weeks after initial diagnosis on injured back.

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What a difference a few trades can make. How high did your team climb in our MLB Power Rankings?

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs sent Felix Pena back to Triple A while activating Kyle Hendricks from the disabled list. Hendricks starts on Monday afternoon against the White Sox.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Brewers, who are trying desperately to turn things around, are actively exploring both starter and relief options. As ESPN's Buster Olney reported, they've also talked to Detroit about second baseman Ian Kinsler. But this appears to be more a case of Detroit trying to link Kinsler with reliever Justin Wilson and move a veteran salary. The Brewers would love to have Kinsler, but pitching is their main priority at the moment. Kinsler has a $10 million club option for 2018 with a $5 million buyout. If the Brewers were to assume that financial obligation, it could lessen the player package Detroit receives for Wilson.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Best Team Win Pct in Pitcher's Starts Clayton Kershaw .905 LAD Stephen Strasburg .750 WAS Carlos Carrasco .737 CLE Jason Vargas .737 KC

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

When the Red Sox players hear Eck's sometimes obtuse bluntness, they should know: That's how he has always self-assessed, as well.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The good thing that might come out of the Price/Eckersley confrontation: I hope Red Sox players get to know Eck. A man of zero malice.