Clayton Kershaw He threw a 30-35 bullpen session on the field this afternoon, Dodgers Director Dave Roberts, reporters (including Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times). It marked Bullpaw’s second act for the superstar of the week, also throwing 35 memorial day throws. The team will be keeping an eye on how Kershaw feels over the coming days, but will likely head out on a minor league rehab job as soon as this weekend.
Kershaw has been on the casualty list since May 13 after suffering some inflammation in the SI joint in his right hip. The team initially hoped to be back after a period of at least 15 days, although that proved untenable once the three-time winner of the Cy Young award was in constant pain. Now that he’s back on a hill and may be close to a rehab job, however, it looks like he could be back at Dodger Stadium by the middle of the month. Prior to the injury, Kershaw was characteristically excellent, scoring 1.80 ERAs through five starts.
Some noteworthy health conditions:
- The sailors player mode Kyle Lewis On the concussion list for seven days, retroactive to May 29, before tonight’s game against the Orioles. There is no indication that the 26-year-old will be out for an extended period, but it is another healthy setback for a player who has dealt with more than his fair share of injuries. Lewis’ previous problems have usually been related to his right knee, and he only appeared in season one on May 24 after missing the final few months of last season with a meniscus tear and a bone bruise in his joint. To take Lewis’s place in the active list, player Abraham Toro He returned from IL for 10 days. Toro was stopped by a key hit to a disappointing 0.179/.237/.366 with 135 board appearances. He missed minimal time on the shelf to recover from a left shoulder sprain.
- The red socks Savior Mode Matt Barnes On the injured list for 15 days, retrospectively until May 31, before this evening’s game with the Reds. He’s dealing with inflammation in his fallen shoulder. It will be a reset opportunity for Barnes, whose struggles have continued throughout last season into this year. Through 20 games, the right hand has a 7.94 ERA with nearly as many walks as strikes. This was on the heels of a 6.48 ERA in the second half of 2021, a surprise dip for a bowler who earned a well-deserved All-Star nod during a dominant first-half performance. Barnes signed a two-year, $18.75 million extension last July – a deal that seemed team friendly at the time but immediately fizzled out. To take Barnes’ place on the list, loyal colleague Matt will see them He was returned from the list of people infected with the Covid-19 virus after an absence of two days.
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